The Eating Issues Centre is a community based non-profit charity promoting positive body image and prevention of eating issues as well as offering supportive therapeutic options for people affected by eating issues.

 
 

The Eating Issues Centre is funded by Qld Health to provide information and referral, free counselling, therapeutic groups, and peer support for people with eating issues throughout Queensland.

We accept referrals and provide services to people over 16 of all genders and a medical diagnosis is not required to access services. We also provide information and referrals to carers and professionals.

We value the sharing of recovery wisdom and aim to involve people with a lived experience of body image and eating issues throughout the organisation.

The Eating Issues Centre works closely with the Eating Disorders Association in providing support to people living with and recovering from eating issues, and their carer’s and loved ones.

 

Recovery Through Connected Eating

Welcome to the first in our series of video podcasts (Vodcasts), as part of our Community Table Program - Recovery Through Connected Eating.

An online conversation that will help guide the creation of a nurturing and connected environment, where people in recovery can rediscover their relationship with food and move towards sharing meals in non-threatening settings.

This episode features Belinda Chelius, General Manager at TEIC, interviewing Megan Bray, registered dietitian and senior mentor. They explore common challenges and ideas around connected eating skills to assist in overcoming these challenges.

Download the fact sheet for this episode here

What would you like to hear discussed in future episodes? Let us know here.

World Eating Disorders Action Day 2018

A playlist of 10 messages from our staff and mentors, covering a range of common myths and misconceptions around eating issues and recovery.

In the week of World Eating Disorders Action Day (#wedad2018), The Eating Issues Centre is taking a moment each day to explore a common myth associated with Eating Disorders. Let’s discuss what the truth actually is! This World Eating Disorders Action Day, we can work together to #breakthestigma that surrounds eating disorders! #WeDoAct2BreakStigma #endEDstigma

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Our new “Vodcast”!

Our new “Vodcast”!

May 30, 2018

Welcome to the first in our series of video podcasts (Vodcasts), as part of our Community Table Program about recovery from eating issues through connected eating.

About Eating Issues

Gender, social and cultural influences impact everyone. Many people have had a preoccupation with food and weight at some time

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How We Work

We consider ourselves unique; our service is underpinned by a feminist framework which values relationship, openness, transparency and diversity

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Our Services

Read about our individual therapy options, and find out about how we structure our fees and the Medicare rebates available

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Group Therapy

We offer several groups - held in a safe and supportive environment, and designed especially for those with a variety of eating issues

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Sponsor a Participant

Really make a difference. Help someopne attend our 10 or 18 week Therapy Group

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Our Team

We were founded by a group of feminist practitioners with a huge range of experience in counselling and psychology. Meet our people here

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FAQs

There's probably lots you'd like to ask about eating issues and their treatment. Hopefully we can answer some of your questions here

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Get involved

If you'd like to share your experiences, join our mentoring program or help us in any way, find out how that could happen

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Contact Us

If you need help, you're interested in making a connection or you'd like to enquire about becoming involved, we'd love to hear from you

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Donate

All donations over $2 to the Eating Issues Centre are tax deductable and directly support people through access to counselling, practical assistance to support recovery, groups, equipment for the centre and books for our library.

You can make a one-off or regular monthly donation and you will receive an automatic receipt.

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Sharing and Connecting with the Voice of Lived Experience

Across Australia and New Zealand, non-government community-based organisations incorporate the voice of lived experience in their services.

In the last year, NGOs have supported 1000s of individuals, families, professionals and organisations by providing hope that recovery from an eating disorder is possible.

Check out this fascinating infographic here