Millie Thomas battled Anorexia Nervosa for 15 years and is now fully recovered and providing support and guidance to other Eating Disorder sufferers. She also provides individual coaching and a fortnightly support groups based on the Sunshine Coast for Eating Disorder sufferers and their families. In today’s interview the Up For A Chatter’s delve into what it actually means to live with an eating disorder which is estimated to affect over 16% of the Australian population. Binge eating disorders (BED) and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED) are the most common eating disorders, affecting approximately 6% and 5%, respectively, while anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) each occur in below 1% of the general population. Carren and Kim find out from Millie what it was like for her to endure a 15-year illness and how she became been compelled to turn her pain into purpose. She works with Sunshine Coast-based charity endED and in partnership with The Butterfly Foundation they are about to establish Australia’s first residential Eating Disorders facility – ‘endED Butterfly House.
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Website – www.ended.org.au
For more support you can also contact Lifeline: 131144