June 2019

Caloundra Cup Week 27th June

Don’t miss our Caloundra Cup Week Ladies Charity Luncheon. Come join us for a day of fashion, food, drinks and fund. Attend and help endED spread the message of hope. A huge thank you goes to Sunshine Coast Turf Club for their support with this event.

The Main Event – 19th July

Don’t miss the Main Event this year, gather your friends and share in enjoying an unforgettable evening for a great cause. Mingle and enjoy exotic beer, fine Australian wine and delicious culinary delights from Venue 114’s talented and innovative catering team.
You will have the opportunity to take home some fabulous prizes from our live and silent auctions, plus the raffle draw. This year we will have even more inspirational speakers that will really open your eyes and stir your soul with first hand stories of survival.
Matt Golinski will be our special guest and there will be an array of amazing entertainment that will top off the evening as you dance the night away.
19th July, 6.30pm till late. Buy tickets here

Sunshine Coast Eating Disorders Access Trial

If you are based on the Sunshine Coast and are concerned about your relationship to food, your weight or your shape there is a unique opportunity that we would like you to know about – The Butterfly Foundation are currently running a Sunshine Coast Eating Disorders Access Trial.
Participation in this trial will give you Medicare equivalent reimbursement for up to 40 psychological sessions and up to 20 dietetic sessions.
Please refer to the links below for further information and don’t hesitate to get in touch with the endED Team if you have any questions. There is hope.
For more information:  www.ourphn.org.au/eating-disorders

Via Health Pathways: https://sunshinecoast.healthpathwayscommunity.org/


There is Hope

Watch this video to see how endED is bringing healing and hope to those suffering from eating disorders. Watch Now 

Sunshine Coast Business Awards

If you value the contribution the endED Team is making to the Sunshine Coast community, please consider nominating us for the Sunshine Coast Business Awards under the Social Enterprise category. There is hope.   Click here to nominate us


World Eating Disorder Day

On Sunday 2nd June MP Andrew Wallace and his wife Leonie joined us for  World Eating Disorder Day. He and Mark gave a speech about the importance of the work endED is doing and how endED came into fruition. We were fortunate to have the rain hold off for us while we shared a scrumptious morning tea. The Sunshine Coast Daily and Chanel 7 News were there report on this important event.

Delightful Donations

Greg Hunt announced that the Government has invested $110 million to extend Medicare coverage for eating disorders plus 70 million dollars to establish residential treatment centers nation wide.
Thanks go Jason OPray and Sunshine Coast Council for our endED minibus and Dee Johnson from Impact Wrap Australia for wrapping the bus with endED warriors very own designs.
McGrath Caloundra donated $500 to help eating disorder sufferers and their families.
Des Bowman contributed 60 memory sticks with suicide and domestic violence prevention messages.
Badge Constructions and AFlor Commercial combined forces to give the conference room new flooring
Profile Magazine featured endED which helps us spread the message of hope http://profilemagazine.digital/31/

A Peace of Nourishment

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Kylie Vander Veer shares the vital steps she took towards recovery. You can watch the two episodes on ABC IView –Compass here.

This Month’s Adventures

Mother’s Day: Learning about self care is a part of recovering from eating issues, so for mother’s day the group made tea jars filled with bath salts and lovingly labelled for their mothers. The group enjoyed the whole experience starting from selecting items from a bulk foods store in Caloundra and heading back to the Mooloolah Valley to create the finished gift.

Buderim Waterfalls : The group had a lovely walk to Buderim Waterfalls. This was a rainforest world of tall trees, ferns, cascades and babbling waterfalls

Magnificent Mugs : Starting our adventure at a local opp shop the group bought some special tea mugs and after decorating them with inspiring quotes, they were filled with Aloe Vera and other succulents.

Arts and Crafts: endEd needed arts and craft drawers for all our creative paraphernalia. The group worked together and one of the talented girls created this magnificent mountain image to compliment the drawers. This image represents the area and our unique place at  Mooloolah Valley.

The Enlightenment Garden: During the week the group had a peaceful visit to Chenrezig Buddhist Institute in Eudlo. They visited the Enlightenment Garden, a Stupa, Library and teaching room. They enjoyed a delectable lunch prepared by devotees.

New Additions to the endED Family Farm: Miniature therapy ponies Ivy and Charm are here to help and they love their new home with Neo the new calf.

Eating Disorder Support Group

This support group is a safe place to talk and listen to others still suffering and those who have recovered from an eating disorder. If you’re interested in coming along to our next group please contact us, we’d love to see you there. Every second Wednesday 6pm at Birtinya on the Sunshine Coast.


Parent and Carer Support Group

Every second Sunday at 3pm parents and carers of those suffering from an eating disorder get together for support. These meetings provide a safe haven for people to relay their journeys without fear of judgement and also provide an information resource. The family is an important part of the recovery process and needs support too. Come and join us at Mooloolah Valley. Contact us today to find out more.