Best practice communication and targeted programs are key to helping prevent the development of eating disorders and reduce stigma and ignorance. Find out more about primary prevention, secondary prevention, prevention programs and media literacy.

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What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not a lifestyle choice or a diet gone ‘too far’.
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Preventing Eating Disorders

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Effective communication serves to influence social norms, beliefs and behaviours, and is key to bringing about change.

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Do you need support?

National Helpline

1800 33 4673
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Do No Harm

Care must be taken in promoting information about eating disorders in order to ensure positive outcomes, rather than accidental harm.

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Media Guidelines

Eating disorders are often misunderstood and underestimated in our society, resulting in the use of inaccurate reporting and language with a potentially negative impact.

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