Feed Your Instinct (FYI) is an early intervention resource for eating disorders.
This interactive resource has been developed for parents of a young person who may be at risk of developing an eating disorder and provides education about eating disorders and their warning signs, self-help strategies and guidance on how to seek the right support.
The aims of this resource are to reduce the risk of a young person developing a clinically diagnosed eating disorder, and if an eating disorder does develop, promote early identification and rapid access to evidence based treatment, increasing the likelihood of recovery.
FYI has been developed in response to parents and carers insights into the challenges and experience of seeking assistance in responding to their child’s eating and body image problems. This has been combined with expertise from health professionals and research to provide a comprehensive tool to guide and support concerned parents.
The content was developed by Rachel King, Occupational Therapist and Senior Eating Disorders Clinician, in conjuction with her colleagues at the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders.
FYI is supported by the Victorian Government.
The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) team would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the following people for their support and valuable contribution to the development of FYI:
SooMediaLabs (SML), for the web development and design of FYI.
Alex Ferguson for his film work and editing.
The CEED Carer Advisory Group, including Rachel Robinson and Helen Searle who provided more specific guidance in ensuring FYI meets the needs of concerned parents.
Dr. Catherine Lynch for her involvement in developing the GP report, and to the expert reviewers Dr. Suba Rudolph, Dr. Michele Yeo, Dr. Libby Crouch, Dr. Anita Munoz and Dr. Grant Connoley.
Dr. Paul Denborough, Dr. Geneviève Pépin, Dr. Michele Yeo, Stephanie Campbell, Michelle Roberton and Belinda Caldwell for sharing their expertise on film.
Mental Health First Aid Australia and Dr. Laura Hart for their collaboration in targeting early intervention in eating disorders.
This information has satisfied the requirements for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s process of endorsement. For expert nutrition and dietary advice contact an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Visit ‘Find an Accredited Practising Dietitian’ at www.daa.asn.au or call 1800 812 942.