How do I become an NEDC member?
We will be happy to welcome you as an NEDC member. Membership is free. Please find more details here.
How do I support someone affected or at risk of an eating disorder?
You can find helpful information here Families, Support and Lived Experience.
I want to share my eating disorders related training or event?
Feel free to provide more details about your event by completing the form: Share Your Event.
Can I download or print NEDC resources?
There are various NEDC resources available to download and print. They can be found in our Resources section. Look for the blue NEDC sign as well as preselected content for specific audiences under "Browse by".
How can I list my current research and Australian study related to eating disorders?
You can have your study published on our website by providing details in the Share Your Study form.
Where can I get help as a professional or as a person affected by an eating disorder?
If you need immediate assistance, please see Get Help.
As a professional, you can find helpful information on our dedicated professional pages, see: Health, Education and Sports & Fitness. You can also visit our Professional Development page.
Student assignment requests
Due to limited staffing resources at the NEDC we are unable to assist individual students with information for assignments. There is a large amount of material available on our website that may be useful. See the NEDC Resources section. For school students, please also refer to the Butterfly Foundation website.
What is the role of the media in eating disorders?
Eating disorders are often misunderstood and underestimated in the community, resulting in inaccurate reporting, stereotyping, and the use of language with a potentially harmful impact. In collaboration with Mindframe, Butterfly, and Australian media professionals, NEDC has developed and updated the Mindframe Guide to the Reporting and Portrayal of Eating Disorders, an evidence-based resource which provides practical advice for journalists, editors, and other media professionals to support best-practice reporting and portrayal of eating disorders. The guidelines aim to increase responsible, accurate, and sensitive representations of eating disorders in the media and to reduce stigma. Find it here: Mindframe Guide to the Reporting and Portrayal of Eating Disorders.