7 February 2008

Eating Disorders - Dispelling The Myths Public Forum [Free Plug]

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Eating Disorder Forum

Dispelling the Myths

Has your life been touched by an eating disorder?
Do you have a loved one struggling with an eating disorder?

Join us for a discussion forum and hear from local eating disorder survivors and mental health professional Cate Clark. Hosted by Mrs Jacqui Burke MLAShadow Minister for Health When:

Thursday 21st February 2008

6:00pm – 7:30pmLight refreshments Where:ACT Legislative AssemblyExhibition RoomCivic Square, London CircuitCanberra City

RSVP: 18th February

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This is a really important forum for people who have somehow been touched by an eating disorder to attend. We’re not scary! and it’s a wonderful opportunity to ask sufferers and health care professionals questions about an issue which affects vast amounts of Australians (and Canberrans). There is not enough funding put towards Eating Disorder treatment, education, prevention and research and recommendations will be made to the government in the hopes of modifying existing treatment methods and programs.

Please feel free to forward the information onto anyone you feel will be interested.

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Indeed – anyone who could swallow that is clearly on the road to recovery.


I’m not entirely sure how you see that comment as helpful or appropriate.

It will be three sufferers sharing their story – one recovered from anorexia nervosa, another recovering from eating disorder not otherwise specified and another recovering from bulimia nervosa. There will be a talk by a mental health professional and quesiton and answer time. It’s people like you that we want to turn up. It is ignorance like yours that makes me realize what a difficult job we have ahead of us.

Are there going to be waif like beautiful model chicks there with vomit breath? If so I might turn-up.

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