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Welcome to Mental Health In Focus, a podcast brought to you by the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).
Each episode will take you on a deep dive into specific mental health topics to broaden your knowledge. Listen in as thought-provoking discussions lead by experts in the field give you a holistic understanding of contemporary areas of mental health in Australia. Follow us to stay up-to-date with our latest episodes, and visit us at www.mhpn.org.au/podcasts for further resources and information.

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Welcome to Mental Health In Focus, a podcast brought to you by the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).
Each episode will take you on a deep dive into specific mental health topics to broaden your knowledge. Listen in as thought-provoking discussions lead by experts in the field give you a holistic understanding of contemporary areas of mental health in Australia. Follow us to stay up-to-date with our latest episodes, and visit us at www.mhpn.org.au/podcasts for further resources and information.

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 4 - Bodies, Eating, and Living Well

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 4 - Bodies, Eating, and Living Well

    This episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown will explore the spectrum of eating behaviours from having a good relationship with food through to disordered eating and eating disorders. Join our co-hosts; psychologist and National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), Dr Beth Shelton; and carer and CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV), Belinda Caldwell, as they interrogate the question, 'what is "normal" eating?'

    Tune in as Beth and Belinda are joined by Shane Jeffrey, a dietitian working predominantly with people experiencing disordered eating and eating disorders. Their thought-provoking discussion will challenge commonly held beliefs about eating behaviours, the point at which disordered eating behaviours are at risk of becoming an eating disorder, and the difference between dieting and disordered eating.

    Shane shares valuable and practical tips for health practitioners to begin a conversation with their clients about food and eating behaviour, and through exploring the link between thoughts, emotions, and eating - how he helps individuals living with an eating disorder re-establish an uncomplicated relationship with eating. In reflecting on the personal experience of eating and bodies for all people, practitioners will learn a structured approach to supporting people experiencing disordered eating or an eating disorder.

    Visit the MHPN website to access this episode's host bios, resources recommended by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, and a self-directed CPD form.

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown is a podcast series produced in partnership by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

    Share your comments, questions and feedback about Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown, or any of MHPN's podcast series here: bit.ly/37FFMFM.

    • 47 min
    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 3 - Binge Eating and Bulimia: Out of the Dark

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 3 - Binge Eating and Bulimia: Out of the Dark

    This episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown will explore the experience of living with, recovering from, and supporting someone with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. Join our co-hosts; psychologist and National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), Dr Beth Shelton; and carer and CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV), Belinda Caldwell, as they delve into the factors which underpin these types of eating disorders, and the supports that are available to help someone to recovery.

    Listeners will hear Desi's journey - from living for over 25 years with bulimia, to her recovery. Responding to and building on Desi's lived experience, Beth and Belinda unpack the key factors associated with bulimia and binge eating such as the underlying cycle of thoughts and behaviours, the hidden nature of eating disorders, and the role of treatment in successfully shifting the harmful cycle that perpetuates the eating disorder. Beth and Belinda explore ways in which a clinician can open up the conversation about eating and bodies to ensure that early identification can occur, and the person experiencing an eating disorder can access the treatment needed and move towards recovery.

    Like this episode? Stay tuned for the next episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown as Beth and Belinda are joined by dietitian Shane Jeffrey to explore the spectrum of eating behaviour, from what is considered 'normal' eating through to eating disorders.

    Visit MHPN website to access this episode's host bios, resources recommended by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, and a self-directed CPD form.

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown is a podcast series produced in partnership by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

    Share your comments, questions and feedback about Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown, or any of MHPN's podcast series here: bit.ly/37FFMFM.

    • 39 min
    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 2 - Understanding Anorexia

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 2 - Understanding Anorexia

    This episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown will explore restrictive eating and how it relates to, and occurs in anorexia nervosa, atypical anorexia, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). Join our co-hosts; psychologist and National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), Dr Beth Shelton; and carer and CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV), Belinda Caldwell, as they dive into characterising and differentiating these diagnoses in the context of stigma around weight and shape.

    In this episode Beth and Belinda chat with Jess, who has lived the experience of, and recovered from atypical anorexia, and her mother, Julia. Listeners will hear about Jess and Julia's journey through the healthcare system from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, exploring the similarities and differences between anorexia nervosa and atypical anorexia, and the impact that this can have on a person's experience of an eating disorder and their recovery journey.

    Tune in to hear some of the challenges and barriers that individuals with eating disorders may face in their help-seeking efforts, suggestions on how to improve first response by a healthcare professional, and key strategies and approaches that clinicians and practitioners can use to support someone experiencing an eating disorder.

    Liked this episode? Stay tuned for the next episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown as Beth and Belinda explore the diagnoses of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, and gain further insight from someone who has recovered from bulimia.

    Visit the MHPN website to access this episode's host bios, resources recommended by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, and a self-directed CPD form.

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown is a podcast series produced in partnership by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

    Share your comments, questions and feedback about Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown, or any of MHPN's podcast series here: bit.ly/37FFMFM.

    • 50 min
    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 1 - Eating Disorders Unpacked

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Episode 1 - Eating Disorders Unpacked

    In this inaugural episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown, join our co-hosts; psychologist and National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), Dr Beth Shelton; and carer and CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV), Belinda Caldwell, in identifying and unpacking commonly held myths surrounding what it's like to live with, care for, and provide support for someone living with and eating disorder.

    Listeners will get to know our hosts and their stories in working with and caring for people living with eating disorders. Beth and Belinda share their insights, expertise, and experiences as they dive into the 'Hat of Myths,' one by one addressing common misconceptions and stigma around eating disorders including predisposing factors, the role of families, and prevalence of eating disorders across diagnostic presentation. Leaning on research, clinical expertise, and lived experience, Beth and Belinda explore the implications of these myths and stigmas on both service provision and recovery.

    Liked this episode? Stay tuned for the next episode of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown as Beth and Belinda explore eating disorder diagnoses characterised by restrictive eating, as they are joined by a young person with lived experience of atypical anorexia.

    Visit www.mhpn.org.au/podcasts/Eating-Disorders-Beyond-the-Unknown to access this episode's host bios, resources recommended by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, and a self-directed CPD form.

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown is a podcast series produced in partnership by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

    Share your comments, questions and feedback about Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown, or any of MHPN's podcast series here: bit.ly/37FFMFM.

    • 41 min
    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Introduction

    Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown - Introduction

    Welcome to 'Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown' - a series brought to you in partnership by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

    In this four-part series you will join Beth Shelton, psychologist and National Director of NEDC, and Belinda Caldwell, mother, carer and CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria, as they combine their insights and experience as service provider and carer to present a united and holistic approach to supporting people who are living with an eating disorder.

    The episodes will be released weekly from November 2021. Subscribe to Mental Health In Focus now to access 'Eating Disorders: Beyond the Unknown' right from the launch.

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    Welcome to Mental Health In Focus

    Welcome to Mental Health In Focus

    Mental Health In Focus is a podcast brought to you by the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).
    Each episode will take you on a deep dive into specific mental health topics to broaden your knowledge and give you a holistic understanding of contemporary areas of mental health in Australia. Subscribe now to stay up-to-date, and don't forget to leave a rating.

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