COVID-19 Latest information

COVID-19 Latest information

COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus, is an infectious disease causing a current global pandemic. NEDC and our partners are working to support the eating disorder community in accessing accurate and timely information, particularly as it relates to the experience and treatment of eating disorders at this time.

 As the national experience of and response to COVID-19 continues to unfold, NEDC will continue to share useful information about COVID-19 for the eating disorder community both here and on social media. Please see a list of curated links below, and check back regularly.


General information

COVID-19 Health Alert Australian Government Department of Health

Eating disorders now included in telehealth expansion, 30 March, ANZAED

A joint media release on the expansion of telehealth services under Medicare, 23 March 2020


Information for people with lived experience and their carers

COVID-19 and eating disorders information from Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV)

Tips and advice for people with an eating disorder from the Butterfly Foundation

Information updates from Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ)

Advice for parents, families and caregivers from F.E.A.S.T.

Tips on treatment, food and exercise, routine and socialising from BEAT UK


Information for health and other helping professionals

Useful advice for eating disorder clinicians from ANZAED

Key resources for practitioners from The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED)

A practical guide to setting up your practice to deliver telehealth services from Mental Health Online

30-minute online training module for health care workers from the Australian Government Department of Health

Article on the psychological impact of quarantine from The Lancet



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