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Anorexia Nervosa study

Kelly Dann, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney,  is seeking participants for an online study about everyday function for individuals who have a current or past diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. The aim of this study is to better understand how the thoughts and feelings experienced by people who are currently diagnosed with, or have a past history of Anorexia Nervosa, may affect their social, academic and occupational functioning. The study is an anonymous online survey which will take no more than 30 minutes. Anyone aged 18 years or older who has received a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa at some stage in their life can participate.

To participate click on the following link: https://sydneypsy.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKdAtEYqQA8cHn7

For further information contact Kelly Dann: kelly.dann@sydney.edu.au

Eating disorder study

Eleanor Crowther, a Masters student at the University of Canberra, is conducting a study into the experiences of parents who have sought help for a teenage child with disordered eating. The study will involve a one hour confidential interview via Zoom.

For more information click on the following link: ED study flyer.

Eating Disorder survey

The Paediatric Eating Disorders Advisory Group is conducting a survey to learn more about peoples’ experiences with paediatric eating disorder services in South Australia. They are seeking feedback from people who have experienced an eating disorder before the age of 18, and people who have cared for someone who experienced an eating disorder before the age of 18. The survey aims to get information which will help to improve services in the future. To complete the survey click on the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPEDS_Consumer_Carer_Feedback?fbclid=IwAR1gn29zt_HLBwPICU1XBn3vsCr16cKbbg2wfH9dIWULdssBcykSX3O-CbQ

 

Free online presentation

The PACE Service, in collaboration with the Campbelltown Library, is pleased to present the following free community education session:

Thriving in a crisis: Strategies for managing worry, stress and anxiety

In times of crisis it’s normal to feel worried, stressed and anxious, and the COVID-19 pandemic is serious crisis. It’s dramatically changed the way we live, and created a huge amount of uncertainty. The way we deal with the worry, stress and anxiety caused by the crisis will have a significant impact on our mental health and our quality of life, so it’s important to have strategies which will help us deal with them effectively.

Offered by Centacare’s PACE Service, Thriving in a Crisis will introduce you to strategies which will enable you to thrive during the current crisis and beyond.

The session will be streamed live via Zoom on Tuesday the 9th of June from 11.00am – 12.00pm.

To register for the presentation click on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rhcvX5avRsiNT3Joy_7msg

 

Free webinar – 6 Steps to Conscious Eating

The PACE Service is pleased to offer a free webinar – “6 Steps to Conscious Eating”. The session will provide information and ideas on how to eat with care for our bodies, particularly during stressful times, like the recent COVID-19 crisis.

Presented by PACE with guest speaker Nikki Lucas (NCoun&PsychTH, Certified Eating Psychology Coach).

Date: Thursday the 21st of May

Time: 6.00-7.30pm

To register send an email to pace@centacare.org.au

 

Free webinar – Thriving in a crisis

The PACE Service, in collaboration with the Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Library Service, is pleased to present the following free community education session:

Thriving in a crisis: Strategies for managing worry, stress and anxiety

In times of crisis it’s normal to feel worried, stressed and anxious, and the COVID-19 pandemic is serious crisis. It’s dramatically changed the way we live, and created a huge amount of uncertainty. The way we deal with the worry, stress and anxiety caused by the crisis will have a significant impact on our mental health and our quality of life, so it’s important to have strategies which will help us deal with them effectively.

Offered by Centacare’s PACE Service, Thriving in a Crisis will introduce you to strategies which will enable you to thrive during the current crisis and beyond.

The session will be held on Wednesday the 20th of May from 2.30 – 3.30pm.

The session will be live streamed via Zoom, with log in information provided by email.

For more information visit the event page on the Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Library Service website:

https://www.npsp.sa.gov.au/events/1422_thriving_in_a_crisis

OCD research study

Invitation to contribute to OCD research

Brianna Toohey, a provisional psychologist and postgraduate student at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), is conducting research into whether certain factors influence levels of accommodation of OCD behaviours in partners, and investigating the reasons why partners may accommodate these behaviours. The study involves completing an online questionnaire twice, three months apart.

A flyer for the study be accessed by clicking on the following link: OCD research study

COVID-19 update

As a precaution against the COVID-19 virus, PACE has made the decision to cancel all face to face appointments, support groups and presentations until further notice. While these services are on hold, PACE will offer telephone and video appointments, and online support groups. PACE will offer four online support groups:

  • Panic and Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Binge Eating

To access a flyer with dates and times for the groups click the following link: PACE Online Support Groups

If you would like to make an appointment or join an online support group call us on 8303 6660 or send an email to pace@centacare.org.au.