Tuesday, 3 April 2012

New national website on eating disorders launched

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration website, the first Government initiated national website to provide comprehensive and reliable information on eating disorders has been launched. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that cause significant physical impairment. They are far more prevalent than many are aware, and they are too often fatal.

In launching of the website, the Federal Minister for Mental Health, Mark Butler, said "I am delighted to see this new online resource available for all Australians, providing the latest evidence-based information about eating disorders. It is a strong collection of helpful material, designed to meet the needs of parents, teachers and health professionals, and draws from the most up-to-date international research and best practice."

The new website explains eating disorders, provides information on where to get help across Australia, and features an evidence-based clearinghouse for research and resources on eating disorders. Resources include clinical guidelines, fact sheets, school programs & statistics.

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