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What is an eating disorder?

By NEDC Australia

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not a lifestyle choice or a diet gone ‘too far.’ Eating disorders are associated with significant physical complications and increased mor...

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Eating disorders risk factors

By NEDC Australia

What causes an eating disorder? The factors that contribute to the onset of an eating disorder are complex. No single cause of eating disorders has been identified; however, known contributing risk factors in...

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What is Anorexia Nervosa?

By NEDC Australia

Download Anorexia Nervosa Fact Sheet Anorexia Nervosa is characterised by persistent energy intake restriction, intense fear of gaining weight and disturbance in self perceived weight or shape. For ...

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Eating Disorder Recovery Talk with Millie”

By Body Matters

In this episode of Body matters Road to Recovery Podcasts, we have another pre-recorded recovery talk from BodyMatters with special speaker, Millie. Millie dives in deep on her personal recovery journey from the ...

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My 'four-legged therapist' has helped me smile through the toughest battle of my life

By Amber Heywire 2021 Winner

Heywire winner, Amber – Lithgow, NSW If you need help or support for an eating disorder or body image issue, please call Butterfly's National Helpline on 1800 334 673 or e-mail support@butterfly.org.au Sometim...

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Moving to get better psychological care and rebuild my life

By Jessica

I grew up a witness to family violence and that pushed me into severe mental illness. But my mum, the strongest person I know, always did her best to help and protect me. She's my best friend. When I was 15,...

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Tune Your Mood

Our music section is about helping you to think about the positive ways and impact of your music engagement. What music is helpful? Which songs positively impact you? Which are perhaps not so helpful? Explore playlists other young people have created as a positive tool for certain times in their day...

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Encourage Calmness

Music to bring a sense of calm to your day. Explore playlists which other young people have created to help them feel calm ...

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Activate Me

Music that presses your energy button and gets you up and moving. Explore playlists which other young people have created to help them get active ...

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Boost My Mood

Need a boost? Tune into these playlists full of music to lift you up! Explore playlists which other young people have created to give their mood a boost ...

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