The Albanese government has launched a ten-year national strategy to help guide policies, programs and services to better support people living with eating disorders.
Developed by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), the National Eating Disorders Strategy 2023–2033 will provide a roadmap for all governments and the health and community sectors to progress reform.
The strategy outlines the key components that should be available in an effective care system for eating disorders. It sets the minimum standards required and the actions needed to achieve an effective and coordinated system of care that meets the needs of people living with or at risk of eating disorders.
The NEDC consulted extensively during the Strategy’s development to ensure it reflects the varied insights of people with lived and living experience, clinicians, researchers, service providers, public health experts and governments.
“The Albanese Government congratulates the National Eating Disorders Collaboration for developing such a comprehensive roadmap to guide all governments on practical ways to implement a nationally consistent, evidence-based system of care for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders," said health minister Mark Butler.
“Our Government looks forward to working collaboratively with the state and territory governments and the health and community sectors to implement real and meaningful reform to better prevent and treat eating disorders.
“This strategy builds on the Albanese Government’s $70 million investment for innovative programs to research and treat mental ill-health and eating disorders.”