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Monday, 06 August 2018

BPA is an accredited early intervention and prevention program for young adolescents with body dissatisfaction. It aims to prevent the onset of eating disorders by addressing body dissonance, media stereotypes and community awareness.

Supported by international research, Body Project Australia, is building on over 15 years of work done by the Body Project Collaborative. More than 3.5 million adolescents and young adults, in 25 countries, have participated in some form of the Body Project Collaborative.

For more information on the program, see here

Facilitator Training Program

This training is perfect for leaders at councils, youth organisations and schools who wish to deliver the program to multiple locations in their local community.

One day training to learn how to run BPA yourself, cost = $250

WHEN: August 6th 2018
WHERE: EDV, Collingwood Football Club Community Centre, Level 2, Cnr Lulie & Abbot Streets, Abbotsford
COST: $250

BOOK HERE 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

This study will invite social workers working in the field of eating disorders to discuss their knowledge, training, skills and resources to assist male clients.

Participants will complete a 20-minute online survey, which will ask participants if they are interested in participating in a follow-up telephone interview.

The final thesis will publish the findings. It will be submitted as part of Finola Sulman’s (student researcher) Masters of Social Work degree at Monash University.

To participate please follow this link:

https://monash.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0dM72F7wFxrDA69 

Thursday, 07 June 2018

HELP US UNDERSTAND: Body Image and Disordered Eating Behaviours in +18 men who have sex with men.


WHAT? Anonymous 10 min survey, with optional 3 min follow-up survey 7-14 days later.

WHY? Men who have sex with men are largely underrepresented in body image and eating disorder research yet rates of these problems are very high, comparable to women in prevalence, yet different - typically muscularity-oriented. We are establishing a valid and reliable measure to reduce administration burden on this population and improve knowledge about clinical presentations.


If you want to be involved follow this link

If you know someone who might be interested, please share this with them.
Or, feel free to share this among your networks.

This research is being conducted through Victoria University, Melbourne. 

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

EDV is hosting a 6-week support group specifically for those experiencing Binge Eating Disorder. We welcome anyone aged over 18 who is wanting support around Binge Eating- you don't need a formal diagnoses.

The sessions will run on Tuesdays from July 24 - August 28 from 1030am - 12pm at EDV in Abbotsford, cost is $20 for all 6 sessions. 

The group will provide a supported, safe space to openly discuss concerns and questions around your experience with Binge Eating Disorder.

BOOK HERE 

For more information please contact EDV on 1300 550 236 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, 07 July 2018

EDV is holding a one-day workshop for people recovering from an eating disorder. The workshop will look at a range of topics from self-care through to positive thinking and celebrating diversity and uniqueness.

The workshop will run from 10am – 5pm on Saturday July 7th.

Cost: $35

When: Saturday July 7th, 10am-5pm

Where: DEAKIN UNIVERSITY GEELONG WATERFRONT CAMPUS: John Hay Building (Building D), Classroom D4.209

BOOK HERE

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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Eating disorders are a serious mental illness – not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a fad. Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is here to support anyone with their journey to recovery from an eating disorder. 

Our Helpline is the first point of contact for people with an eating disorder. The Helpline is free, confidential and provides information and support for people with an eating disorder, their family and friends. 

Did you know there are over 230,000 people in Victoria with an eating disorder?

Our Helpline is often the first point of call for people with an eating disorder.

Help us reach our fundraising target to support our Helpline. Without these funds EDV will not be able to provide a safe place for people to seek information, openly discuss their own experience with an eating disorder and be supported to seek treatment options.

To make a tax deductible donation, please CLICK HERE 

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