Eating Disorder

Wider Mental Health Perspective on Eating Disorders, Depression & Anxiety

Check out this fantastic article from Beyond Blue on the National Eating Disorders Collaboration website.

It has links to a great factsheet and also a new beyondblue ‘how to have a conversation’ webpage.  The link is below.

PACE is a recommended organisation to contact for help on the factsheet

Click here to check out the article.

An excellent resource on resilience and sharing the struggle….

Image_Useful_WebsitesEd Miller of Honi Soit has produced this excellent article on resilience and sharing the struggle of Eating Disorder recovery.

‘For eight years, Kate’s eating disorder has been a daily feature of her life. In the last three months, however, following a period of determined treatment, I can count the number of days that have gone badly on just my fingers.’

Hear more about the journey…

Online videos for eating disorder recovery

The National Eating Disorder Association, based in the US, have a range of short video interviews available on their website. In these short video clips, individuals who are in recovery get a minute to share some key insight and advice from their experiences and their recovery journey. Check out some of the videos and find out more about the challenges of living day to day with an eating disorder.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/NEDANETWORK/videos

 

 

Carolyn Costin’s – 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder

PACE peer workers Lisa, Mary and Ellie are currently working on the development of a closed eating disorder group based around Carolyn Costin’s new book: 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder.

Follow the link below to hear Carolyn talk about her work and to find out more about this excellent recovery resource.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFfBHEhQsh8

Consuming Control – a short documentary

A fascinating look at the world of eating disorders and eating disorder recovery, produced by emerging South Australian filmmakers from MAPs Film School.

Check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmA9Ez4WXIQ

Eating Disorder Support

Are you looking for extra support managing your eating disorder? Here’s a new way for technology to lend a helping hand.

Recovery Record

Recovery Record is an android and iphone application which provides support with meals, mood charting etc. You can find information on their webpage which we’ve  provided a link for below:

http://recoveryrecord.com/

Meet the PACE team

What’s in a name?

The PACE team is made up of Support Workers and Peer Support Workers, but what’s the difference?

Support Workers work to provide support and counselling services for those recovering from an anxiety disorder. They may be a qualified counsillor, or have experience from working in another area of mental health or community service.

Peer Support Workers perform many of the same duties as Support Workers, but they draw much of their knowledge from a lived experience of Panic Anxiety, OCD or an Eating Disorder. Peer Support Workers draw on the experience of their own recovery and use it to provide help and support to those in recovery, as well as advising their colleagues in the PACE team about what it’s like to live each day with an anxiety disorder.

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Anne W

Anne is a PACE Support Worker based at our Seaton office. She has been ‘enjoying the challenge of working in the PACE Program because it is new to Centacare and involves setting up Recovery Support Groups in the north, south and city as well as providing telephone and face to face brief counselling.’

Tom S

Tom is a PACE Peer Worker with lived experience of Panic Anxiety. Tom is currently looking forward to the start of the northern support groups, where he’ll helping PACE clients with their recovery and sharing his own story of Panic recovery.

Lisa H

Lisa is a PACE Peer Worker based at Seaton. For Lisa, recovery means striving for ‘what I want in life rather than engaging in old thoughts and behaviours,’ and striving always ‘to have confidence in myself and my abilities.’

Stay tuned to meet more of the Pace team in future editions of the PACE newsletter.

Tom S – Peer Support Worker

The chance to bring hope and support to those recovering from the impact of anxiety, OCD or an eating disorder.

 

Looking for the path that best suits you. There are many roads to recovery, and for me, recovery is all about choosing the options that meet your needs and accepting that not everybody is the same.

 

I managed to catch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when it came to the Adelaide Festival Centre recently – an awesome trip down memory lane.

National Eating Disorder Association (US) Launches New Video Interview Series

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3522edf349ffefe09206afef2f83de1dThe National Eating Disorder Association, based in the US, have a range of short video interviews available on their website. In these short video clips, individuals who are in recovery get a minute to share some key insight and advice from their experiences and their recovery journey. Check out some of the videos and find out more about the challenges of living day to day with an eating disorder.
Click here to view the videos online.