Adult Eating Disorders (AED) ECHO


  • 5% (1.2 million) of Australians are living with an eating disorder.
  • Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness.
  • From a workforce perspective, up to 97% of clinicians surveyed had received insufficient, or no training in eating disorders to enable them to provide treatment with confidence.

Adult Eating Disorders ECHO is designed to increase the specialist knowledge and expertise of clinicians in Local Health Districts and primary care across NSW in managing adults with eating disorders and form a virtual community of practice. Through participation, clinicians can increase their competence and confidence in delivering timely and effective best-practice treatment to adults with eating disorders in their local health setting.

We welcome all healthcare clinicians who support adults with eating disorders. Participants may include Local Health District clinicians, GPs, nursing and allied health clinicians across NSW.  

ECHO Sessions

Schedule for 2021 is to be advised.

  • Each ECHO series will run for 10 weeks.
  • Participants are expected to attend each weekly session for 1.5 hours. 
  • Participants are encouraged to contribute a case presentation during a series.
  • Participants who attend a minimum of 6 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD points. 
  • No cost to participate.

Please find more information on ECHO sessions here.

Download the flyer for AED ECHO here.

Series 2 Curriculum

Week Date

         Presentations by Eating Disorders Experts

1 14 October

  Medical and psychiatric assessment of eating disorders

2 21 October

  An overview of the medical complications of eating disorders

3 28 October

  Starvation, nutrition and the brain

4 4 November

  How to develop a Collaborative Treatment Plan

5 11 November

  Team cohesion and boundaries in working with eating disorders

6 18 November

  Building a therapeutic alliance with people who don’t want treatment

7 25 November

  Blind weight vs weight exposure 

8 2 December

  Managing treatment interfering behaviours

9 9 December

  Working with carers and families

10 16 December

  The use of the Mental Health Act in hospital and in the community

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Contact Us

For general enquiries, please email:

To contact the AED ECHO coordinator, please email:

Meet the AED ECHO Team

Ms Bridget Mulvey
Program Coordinator | Clinical Nurse Consultant

Dr Lyn Chiem Psychiatrist

Mr Patrick McGrath Clinical Psychologist

Ms Stephanie Bakhos Senior Clinical Dietitian

Ms Linda Lazar  NSW Statewide Eating Disorder Service Development Lead | InsideOut

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