Fact Sheets

10 Things Parents Can Do To Prevent Eating Disorders

This PDF provides help to support parents to provide a healthy environment for their children.

 Food Advertising

A document to provide parents with information and advice on how to address the issue of food advertising with their children and local supermarkets.

Principles for Prevention

This 1 page article overviews the basic prevention principles for eating disorders.

Dr Rick’s 10 Top Tips

Dr Rick Kausman highlights some simple tips towards weight management.

Encouraging Healthy Eating Behaviours for Children – Tips for Parents

Dr Rick Kausman advises parents on how to develop healthy eating habits in their children.

Dr Rick’s Tips on Being Active

A document to provide parents with information and advice on how to approach activity and exercise with their children and within their family.

A Healthy Approach to Weight Management

Dr Rick Kausman talks about weight loss for good health.

Common Stigmas and Stereotypes Associated with Eating Disorders

A PDF with some common eating disorder stigmas and stereotypes.

Weight Loss Dieting Facts

We all know diets don’t work in the long term, so why do we persist with them? This document outlines the facts about dieting and weight loss.

Exercise Disorders

PDF with details about Activity/Exercise Disorders.

Eating Disorder or Over Exercise – Assessing Exercise

Information on how to identify excessive activity/over-exercise.

Is This an Eating Disorder? – Identifying Detection Priorities With Children and Adolescents

Identifying detection priorities with children and adolescents to determine what is an eating disorder and what is ‘normative’ adolescent dieting behaviour.

Health Professionals Who Have Helped Us

Find out what consumers find useful about health professionals.

Externalising The Illness – A Narrative Therapy Technique

This 2002 article by Carey & Russell provides an overview of externalisation, externalising conversations and how clinicians can incorporate this technique into everyday practice.

When Family Members Should Not Be Involved

When parents should not be involved in the treatment of a patient with an eating disorder.

Issues Associated With Menstruation or Amenorrhoea

Information about additional issues menstruation/amenorrhoea.

In Search of How People Change – Applications to Addictive Behaviours

This 1992 article by Prochaska, DiClemente, and Norcross summarises research on change of addictive behaviours and details the 5 stages of change and processes of change.

Prochaska and Diclemente’s Stage of Change Model

A PDF outlining the characteristics and techniques of Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change model.

Precontemplation Stage

Sample scripts for the Pre-contemplation stage of the stages of change model.

Contemplation Stage

Sample scripts for the Contemplation stage of the stages of change model.

Preparation Stage

Sample scripts for the Preparation stage of the stages of change model.

Minimum Weight Range and Achieving Regular Weight Gain

Clinical tips for restoring weight.

Questions About Knowledge and Perception

Sample questions to ask patients with eating disorders to obtain information about their knowledge and perceptions, and learn as much as possible about the patient and his or her unique experience of the disorder.

Questions About Weight and Perceived Weight

Sample questions to ask patients with eating disorders to obtain information about their weight and perceived weight.

Strategies to Establish Healthy Eating

Tips to help establish health eating in patients with eating disorders.

Goal Setting – Clinical Tips

Clinical tips for setting appropriate treatment goals.

Establishing and Maintaining Effective Clinical Supervision

Tips on establishing and maintaining effective clinical supervision when working with patients with eating disorders.

Breastfeeding and Eating Disorders

Information about effects of eating disorders on breastfeeding for the mother and for the infant.

Decisional Analysis Sheet Example

A sample decisional analysis exercise to explore the positive and negative consequences of anorexia nervosa.

Enhancing Motivation to Change

Strategies to enhance motivation to change.

Stages of Change Model

Examples of questions to ask patients with eating disorders at each stage of the Stages of Change model.

Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E)

Information about Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E).

Treating Childhood Anorexia Nervosa in General Practice

Considerations and key focus areas for primary practitioners in managing children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

Treatment Planning and Provision for Children and Adolescents

Considerations and key focus areas for treatment planning and provision for children and adolescents with eating disorders.

Eating Disorder Inpatient House Staff Handout

Information provided to registrars at the Childrens Hospital Westmead Eating Disorders Inpatient Program.

Eating Disorder Information Booklet for Patients

Eating Disorder Information Booklet for Patients from the Children’s Hospital Westmead.

Westmead Hospital Information for Patients and Family and Carers – Adolescent Ward Inpatient Program for Anorexia Nervosa

Information for patients and family/carers about the Childrens Hospital Westmead Adolescent Ward Inpatient Program for Anorexia Nervosa.