A new platform enables people experiencing an eating disorder to connect with the right treatment at the right time, increasing the chance of timely intervention and positive treatment outcomes.
The Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) and National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) have launched connect·ed – Australia’s first searchable, accessible, national directory of Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinicians.
connect·ed is the home of the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential, which recognises minimum standards required for clinical practice and will help build the eating disorders workforce.
Finding and connecting with a health professional who is trained in eating disorder management can be challenging, often impacting on the recovery journey of people living with an eating disorder. The credentialing system and website were developed with funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health and based on consultation with people with lived experience, their supports, mental health professionals and dietitians across public and private settings.
The ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential provides formal recognition of qualifications, knowledge, training, and professional development activities needed to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment. Credentialed treatment providers are recognisable with a digital badge. They maintain their profile on the connect·ed website, so that people seeking treatment can search with confidence based on location, appointment availability, appointment format (i.e. in person or telehealth) and interest areas.
Connect with the new platform here: https://connected.anzaed.org.au/