Australia & New Zealand Representatives to our Global Task Force for Regional Action
The Global Task Force for Regional Action seeks to:
- share information about eating disorder treatment across all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand
- address eating disorders issues and concerns specifically relevant in an Australian and New Zealand context
- raise awareness about F.E.A.S.T in Australia and New Zealand
- promote F.E.A.S.T’s goals
- encourage use of the website and the At the Dinner Table forum
Our region is represented by Belinda Caldwell and reports to the FEAST Executive and Board. Tasks to be undertaken will be subject to approval by the F.E.A.S.T executive, and in some instances by the F.E.A.S.T board.
F.E.A.S.T has been instrumental to the running of the 3 At Home with Eating Disorders conferences in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. For information on these events go to www.athomewitheatingdisorders.com. For the videos of the sessions, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwAiWzISIlS1fBg3e6ljzeGDI7XAIC1LH.
If you would like to be part of this group or even just be on the email list to hear what is going on, please join us. Most of the task force’s communication will be undertaken by email. If you choose to join the task force, you will need to be prepared to share with the group your email address and the State or Territory where you live.
If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected].
Regional Resources for Families
Eating Disorders Families Australia (www.edfa.org.au)
Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) has been established by a group of Australian parents who have cared for and treated a young person with an eating disorder, to advocate for the needs and roles of other parents during this experience. EDFA is focusing it’s attention on providing peer support in person, supporting siblings, providing information packs for the families of newly diagnosed and working with clinicians and treatment service providers to be more carer inclusive.
For the latest information on what we are doing, follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edfaustralia
Butterfly Foundation https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders offers a multitude of services and programs that provide support, treatment, prevention, early intervention, education and training.
- Support, understanding, resources for those caring for an individual with an eating disorder in NZ
- Education & advocacy to improve awareness and understanding of eating disorders in the community
The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) is the peak body for eating disorder professionals involved in research, prevention, treatment and advocacy in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. ANZAED fosters networking and professional development in the eating disorder field and aims to provide leadership and advocacy to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S)
Workshops and Training
Clinicians and carers learn how to address eating behaviour in EDs from a brain basis based on the latest information from a neuroscientific perspective.
Come & learn from the founders of TBT-S about this new evidence informed multi-family treatment for patients 16 and over with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). The temperament‐focused treatment combines psychoeducation of AN neurobiology and involvement of supports (families/carers) to develop skills to manage traits contributing to disease chronicity. Both the one day workshop and the 4 day training will address how to
- better manage eating disorder symptoms by working with AN traits
- reduce mealtime avoidance and distress
- increase effectiveness of client-support interactions to support recovery
TBT-S workshop, Auckland, 11 February 2019
Three international experts, Laura Hill, Stephanie Peck and Christina Wierenga, highly regarded in the treatment and research of eating disorders, will present this one-day workshop for carers and clinicians. The workshop will introduce Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S) a brain-based therapy approach for Anorexia Nervosa for those aged 16 and over, that complements other evidence-based treatments currently available for this serious condition. https://bit.ly/2qlrlA8