Responding to Eating and Body Image Disorders in Adolescence

Responding to Eating and Body Image Disorders in Adolescence

Event Name Responding to Eating and Body Image Disorders in Adolescence
Start Date 24th Jul 2018 6:00pm
End Date 24th Jul 2018 7:00pm
Duration 1 hour

The Centre for Emotional Health in partnership with North Ryde Rotary* is pleased to present a FREE community information evening for parents, carers, school counsellors, teachers and other mental health professionals on responding to eating and body image disorders in adolescence.

Adolescence is the peak age of onset for eating disorders and body image concerns. If left unaddressed, these difficulties may lead to negative mental and physical health outcomes in later life. This presentation will discuss current research, prevention, and intervention strategies for young people at risk of eating and body image difficulties. Information will focus on comprehensive and up-to-date material for parents and mental health professionals who work with teens.

Hear about:

  • Beyond the stereotype: who develops an eating disorder and what does it look like?
  • Research findings from the EveryBody study: a world-first research endeavour investigating Australian teenage body image
  • The role of social media in young peoples’ eating and body image concerns
  • How parents and mental health professionals can help

Event Information

Date: Tuesday 24 July 2018
Time: Doors open 5.30pm. Event 6.00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: Australian Hearing Hub, Level 1 Lecture Theatre
16 University Ave, Macquarie University NSW
Parking: Free parking from 5.30pm in W3 and S2 car parks. All people who register will be emailed a parking permit.
RSVP: Bookings are essential as places are limited.


About the Presenter

Alexandra Lonergan B.A (Anthropology); B.SocSci(Psych)(Hons); M.ClinPsych (candidate); PhD (candidate)

Alexandra is a Provisional Psychologist undertaking a PhD/Masters of Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University. Her clinical and research interests are in the diverse experience and expression of eating, body image, and weight disturbances. Her PhD forms part of the EveryBody Study, which aims to identify risk factors for eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and obesity in young people. Alexandra has conducted research in the field of mental health over the past five years, and has presented research findings at national and international conferences. Alexandra’s PhD is supervised by international experts in adolescent mental health and eating psychopathology, Dr Kay Bussey and Dr Deborah Mitchison.

*North Ryde Rotary Fun Run

The North Ryde Fun Run for Youth Mental Health is a community event organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University and local community groups.

The 2018 Fun Run will be held on Sunday 26th August from 9am to 12pm at the Macquarie University Sport Fields, corner of Culloden and Talavera Roads, Macquarie Park.

The proceeds raised go towards funding research into youth mental health through the Australian Rotary Health organisation and to treatment programs through the Centre for Emotional Health.

Check out the details and register to attend:

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