for Mental Health, Tanya Davies was in Newcastle this week to launch two vital
online resources for people in New South Wales living with, or at risk of
developing an eating disorder, and their families and carers.
was great to be to be part of Monday’s event and announce a grant
to support the Hunter Institute of Mental Health deliver the next stage of this
project to ensure the resources are accessed by those in most need.
The Navigating Your Way to Health and Navigating Their Way to Health practical
resources were developed to encourage early help seeking and communicate
current information about how to navigate treatment options. These innovative resources
incorporate the views of people with lived experience of eating disorders,
friends, family, service providers and other stakeholders in New South Wales.
funding of the next stage of the program will support the dissemination and
promotion of this resource to the Hunter community. A series of complementary
materials are being been developed, including
postcards, video and podcasts, to promote the availability of this resource
through services and clinicians, as well as online and via social marketing.
4% of the population are affected by an eating disorder to clinically
significant levels. Based on this estimate, this equates to around 35,000 cases
in the Hunter New England Health District.
project will ensure these valuable resources gets into the hands of the right
people, and help those with an eating disorder on the road to recovery.
resources are designed for people of any gender, age, culture, or stage of
an eating disorder, and are available at www.himh.org.au/navigatingedhealth