Participate in a study to update Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Eating Disorders.
A team of Australian researchers at University of Melbourne and Mental Health First Aid are conducting a new global study to update the Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Eating Disorders. These guidelines provide safe and effective strategies for people wanting to assist a loved one, co-worker or friend who may be struggling with disordered eating. The first guidelines were published in 2009 and so much has changed since then.
We are inviting people who are:
– Aged 18 years +
– Can read and write in the English language sufficient for survey completion
– Live in one of the nominated countries, and who have expertise in Eating Disorders to participate in this research.
Nominated countries for participation:
Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America.
We are seeking three different groups of experts:
Professional experience: to participate in this group you must be
- 18 years or older
- are a qualified/accredited clinician or researcher with a special interest in Eating Disorders
- have at least 5 years’ experience working in the area of Eating Disorders.
Lived experience: to participate in this group, you must
- have lived experience of Eating Disorders and currently consider yourself recovered or well enough to participate,
- and be involved in advocacy or support activities that give you a broad understanding of the range of experiences of living with an Eating Disorder (e.g., you are a member of an advisory group, an advocacy organisation, or provide peer mentoring etc).
Caregiver experience: to participate in this group you must
- have experience caring for or providing significant daily support to someone with an Eating Disorder
- and be involved in advocacy or support activities that give you a broad understanding of the range of experiences of caring for someone with an Eating Disorder (e.g., you are a member of an advisory group, an advocacy organisation, or provide peer mentoring etc).
Enrolment for the study will close on Friday 31st March, 2023.
To find out more:
View the Healthcare Professionals Flyer
View the Lived Experience Flyer
If you meet these criteria, The team would be grateful if you would consider being involved, as well as suggesting this study to other people you know with similar expertise.
Participate in a study to help define criteria for terminal anorexia.
Researchers at the Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation and York University are conducting a study to better understand different views regarding the proposed criteria for terminal anorexia (Gaudiani et al., 2022).
Such criteria have substantial implications as they will be used to identify eligibility for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Presently there is no consensus with respect to defining what constitutes palliative or terminal definitions of anorexia. Thus, this project seeks to explore how people view the proposed criteria for terminal anorexia.
Who is eligible?
- Clinicians treating Eating Disorders
- Individuals with lived experience
- Caregivers for those with Eating Disorders
Our goal is to better understand different perspectives on this controversial topic to help inform future discussion, research projects, and theory when discussing MAiD for eating disorders.
If you could help us capture a wide range of responses by posting the attached study flyer on your social media sites and circulating it amongst your communities, we would really appreciate it!
The study link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6M5HDVK
View the flyer for more details about the study.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This study was approved by the Research Ethics Board at York University.
New Quality Standard from Ontario Health on Eating Disorders.
Launched on March 7, 2023
Eating Disorders are severe illnesses with significant medical and mental health complications and can be difficult to treat.
The quality standard addresses high-quality care for people of all ages with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder,
focusing on people with Eating Disorders and their families and caregivers.
Please download and share this quality standard with your networks.
For more information, please contact QualityStandards@OntarioHealth.ca.