About Us

Bridges Eating Disorders Association was established to promote understanding and to provide support services for all people affected by eating disorders in Western Australia.

We are an alliance of individuals with lived experience of eating disorders, parents, carers and health professionals who are passionate about working together to advocate a holistic and team approach in the recovery process.

Short term objectives

  • Creating public awareness of eating disorders
  • Educate society about eating disorders
  • Advising direction to professional help and resources
  • General support for sufferers, carers, families, friends & health professionals
  • General support and assistance for people in rural areas
  • Website, brochures and newsletters.

Long term goals

  • Telephone support line
  • A community multipurpose house and resource centre
  • Advocacy and support for the development of services in Western Australia


Celebrating 20 years since its establishment, the Eating Disorders Program, in collaboration with the Bridges Eating Disorders Association of Western Australia who celebrates its 10th birthday, invites Carers, Consumers, Clinicians, and local services to reflect on past, present and future achievements, challenges, collaborations, and learn together about new and exciting initiatives and developments in the field.

Keynote Speaker

Cindy M. Bulik Ph.D., FAED, holds the first endowed professorship in eating disorders in the United States and is also Director of Research at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Bulik has been conducting research and treating individuals with eating disorders since 1982. She developed outpatient, partial hospitalization, and inpatient services for eating disorders both in New Zealand and in the United States. Dr. Bulik’s research includes treatment, laboratory, animal, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and body weight regulation. She founded and led the 18-country Genetic Consortium for Anorexia Nervosa and is the lead Principal Investigator of the four naon Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).

Special Address by

Christine Morgan, Chief Executive Officer and National Director, NEDC. CEO The Butterfly Foundation

In-Conference Workshop by:

Belinda Caldwell, Carer Consultant, Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders

Download conference flyer here

Building an alliance of individuals, family and health professionals to improve the lives of those affected by eating disorders