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What's on at EDQ 

OCTOBER - DECEMBER EDITION                                                    
Please note the following changes to our office opening hours - we will be closing over the Christmas and New Year period for the first time this year.

Thursday 24th December - Tuesday 5th January - CLOSED
Wednesday 6th January - OPEN


Many staff members are taking annual leave around this time as well, so individual schedules will vary.

If you are in need of alternative supports during this time, you can contact:
Butterfly Foundation 
Lifeline
Suicide Call Back Line
Carers Qld
Arafmi - Carer/Family Support
Eating Disorder Families Australia - Carer/Family Support

GENERAL NEWS


It's been a big year for EDQ, and we can't quite believe it's already December! Here's just some of what we have been up to:
  • Over the last few months we successfully ran our first Wise Choices program via telehealth, as partners of Communify Recovery & Discovery Centre.
  • Our first entirely online 10 Week therapeutic group was held, wrapping up on 15th December
  • We held two Fostering Recovery Workshops for Carers/Family members - both fully booked!
  • Our clinical staff attended a full day training in Specialised Supportive Case Management for Anorexia Nervosa, delivered by Dr. Jenny Jordan
  • We released our 2019/2020 Annual Report - you can view that here

Welcome to Lauren Hutton - NDIS Practitioner

We are pleased to introduce Lauren Hutton as our dedicated NDIS Practitioner. Lauren is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about understanding others and supporting them to lead more emotionally fulfilling lives.

EDQ is currently registered to provide NDIS services utilising 'Capacity Building' budget items and the support categories 'Support Coordination' and 'Improved Daily Living'. These services can include dietetic support, peer support, individual counselling, and specialised coordination support.
If you'd like to learn more about ways you or your loved one can utilise NDIS funding at EDQ, please ask our team. 

Vodcast - Episode 5

We invite you to view our NEW Vodcast - Holiday Season Preparations: a conversation. 

In this Vodcast episode, we invited two guests - Leslee, who is currently caring for a daughter in recovery, and Laura, who has recovered from an eating disorder. Leslee and Laura joined Belinda for a conversation about Holiday Season Preparation, answering questions posed by our Instagram followers.
Episode 5 Vodcast (Part 1)
We are thrilled to announce that we will be returning to in-person groups in 2021! In addition to these, we will also run some groups and events online, allowing those who cannot attend in person to continue to engage with Eating Disorders Qld.

During January, we will see the return of Peer Support Group (now fortnightly), as well as an in-person Reconnect, and the long-awaited return of Community Table. If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact admin@edq.org.au

February will be an even bigger month, with the return of: 
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Group
  • Carer Connect
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • 10wk Therapeutic Group
  • Recovery Warriors
  • Carer Peer Mentoring
  • Wise Choices
  • Carer Reconnect
Spaces are currently available in all programs - please contact admin@edq.org.au or a practitioner if you are interested. We will also contact any clients who are currently on those waitlists. 
January 2021 Calendar

EATING DISORDERS IN THE NEWS

The Age reports a national surge in eating disorder presentations in the public health system. This is certainly something we have seen in Queensland, causing ongoing extended waiting times and difficulty in accessing suitable care. EDQ has increased the number of programs and staff available, in an attempt to ensure that clients can access support as soon as possible after contacting us.

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If you or a loved one needs further support, the following are excellent organisations and services that can offer support. 

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