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PsychTalks: What you need to know about eating disorders

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre

Arts West, The University of Melbourne

148 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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PsychTalks | The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences forum for ideas and discussion

What you need to know about eating disorders

In a world fixated on how we look and what we eat, it’s no wonder that body dissatisfaction and eating disorders are on the rise. Compounding this problem, the ways that eating disorders manifest in the world are changing, creating new complexities for individuals, carers, researchers, and policy makers.

Eating disorders are complex neuropsychiatric disorders, affecting all ages, gender identities and cultures. Eating disorders are not about 'thinness' and you cannot tell that someone has an eating disorder by looking at them.

With eating disorders having potentially life-threatening consequences, it is clear that research and advocacy for people experiencing eating disorders are needed now more than ever. The University of Melbourne and the Butterfly Foundation are rising to this challenge.

Join our expert panel in discussing what you need to know – and what you can do – about eating disorders.

This event is delivered in accessible language for a general audience.

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Lynne Malcolm, Journalist and Broadcaster, Presenter for All in the Mind, ABC

Speakers

Christine Morgan
CEO of The Butterfly Foundation

Scott Griffiths
NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

Isabel Krug
Academic, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

Mitch Doyle
Lived experience speaker


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The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences would like to thank our event partner, The Butterfly Foundation, for their contribution and support for this event.

The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family and their friends. As a leading national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources.

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