A few months ago I participated in a survey process that was part of the development of an important new resource for families and friends of eating disorders sufferers. I am very pleased to announce that the Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Eating Disorders now have been launched on the world wide web!
To access the guidelines follow this link:
A description of the research process has been written and will be published as a peer-reviewed journal article in the next edition of Eating Disorders: Treatment and Prevention.
I expect that this resource can help many families and communities across the world (the project originated at the University of Melbourne in Australia) who find themselves faced with a developing eating disorder and would like to find some reputable information about how they should approach their loved one’s disordered behaviours.
The guidelines can be viewed and downloaded for free.
They can be reproduced for free, as long as it is for non-profit/educational
purposes. If you would like to promote the guidelines on your website, please
use the following link (http://www.mhfa.com.au/
In addition to the guidelines research, the researchers who compiled this resource are also surveying how web-users utilise the guideline documents. You will therefore be invited to complete a short online survey when you download one of the mental health first aid guidelines. Your responses will be valuable, so I encourage you to participate.