The following list is of organisations and websites which may be useful if you are based in the Wellington region. If you live elsewhere in New Zealand, you could contact your local DHB or EDANZ to find out what help is available in your area.
Freedom with Food offers one-to-one therapy to adults (19 and over) who are experiencing body image concerns (appearance concerns) or difficulties with food. It also offers learning courses in small groups, and training courses to those in the helping professions.
Central Region Eating Disorder Services (CREDS) is a community-based organisation operated by the Hutt Valley District Health Board. It provides specialist services to people with eating disorders in the Greater Wellington area, from nutritional counselling through to residential care.
Eating Disorders Association NZ (EDANZ) was established by parents of people with eating disorders in New Zealand. Its aims are to provide support, information and help to families that have a member with an eating disorder; to change the way people think and talk about eating disorders; and to advocate for increased resources and better services for people with eating disorders and their families.
Everybody aims to provide useful and accurate consumer health information for New Zealanders. It is written and reviewed by medical writers, consumer health organisations and health professionals.
Women’s Health Action facilitates a body image programme aimed at improving body image amongst young people.
This website has information on a number of different sources of help and support. The helplines provide 24/7 general support (although not specialist eating issues/ body image issues support).
In an emergency, those in the Wellington region can contact the CAT Team (part of the DHB). http://mentalhealthservices.org.nz/page/51-general-adult+crisis-assessment-treatment-team