The costs of eating disorders: social, health and economic impacts – beat – beating eating disorders – February 2015

Posted on February 25, 2015. Filed under: Dietetics, Health Economics | Tags: |

The costs of eating disorders: social, health and economic impacts – beat – beating eating disorders – February 2015

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Eating disorders to be more accurately reported – AHHA – 22 August 2012

Posted on August 23, 2012. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Eating disorders to be more accurately reported – AHHA – 22 August 2012

“Spokesperson: Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform, The Hon Mark Butler MP

“The Australian media will now be armed with a quick reference guide to more accurately and sensitively report on eating disorders and mental illness.

Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler today launched the new Mindframe quick reference guide – developed in collaboration with eating disorder specialists and media professionals.

Mr Butler said the Mindframe National Media Initiative (Mindframe) provided a valuable opportunity to help break down the stigma surrounding eating disorders.”

… continues on the AHHA site

Mindframe resources are available online

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Costs of eating disorders in England: Economic impacts of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other disorders, focussing on young people – beat – beating eating disorders – 31 July 2012

Posted on August 2, 2012. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Dietetics, Health Economics, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: |

Costs of eating disorders in England: Economic impacts of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other disorders, focussing on young people – beat – beating eating disorders – 31 July 2012

“A newly released report carried out for Beat by a volunteer economist from the charity Pro Bono Economics (PBE) has found an overall estimated cost of £1.26billion per year to the English economy from eating disorders – and could be much higher.

The report sought to form a comprehensive view of the overall costs to society of eating disorders in England, especially amongst young people, and the costs to the NHS, employers and employees.

The report, by economist John Henderson volunteering with PBE, reveals overall healthcare costs estimated at £80-£100m, costs of reduced  GDP up to £2.9bn, and costs of reduced length of life and health up to £6.6bn.

With mental ill health representing up to 23% of the total burden of ill health in the UK, and estimated to double over the next 20 years, the findings of the report demonstrate the severity of the impact of eating disorders on society at large.

Beat has long campaigned for early intervention – “Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders” said Chief Executive Susan Ringwood. “It is vital that the individual is able to access the right specialist treatment as early as possible. Young lives are being disrupted at crucial stages in their development with loss of education, hindering career prospects and premature death. This report clearly demonstrates that healthcare costs would be better spent earlier to stop the effects on sufferers, their family and the community”. ”

… continues on the site

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National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) website

Posted on April 4, 2012. Filed under: Dietetics, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: |

National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) website

“The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is an initiative of the federal Department of Health and Ageing. It is a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and / or interest in the mental illness of eating disorders. The Collaboration forms a nationally consistent evidence based ‘voice’ on eating disorders. The NEDC brings together experts in the field of eating disorders, individuals from a range of healthcare and research sectors, and people with a lived experience of an eating disorder.

Through the contribution of its members, the NEDC has the resources to provide the information to lead the way in addressing eating disorders in Australia. This is the first time in Australia that such a strategic, coordinated and collaborative approach has been taken on the issue of eating disorders.

A key outcome of the NEDC project is to reach young people and their families, and others at risk of eating disorders to provide them with access to evidence based, consistent information through avenues such as schools, the media and health service providers.”

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