Tasmanian Eating Disorder Service Project

The Tasmanian Eating Disorder Service (TEDS) is one of the first round of projects in the Community Health and Hospitals Program. The Commonwealth is providing Tasmania with $10 million total funding to design and deliver an eating disorder treatment service. The funding will be provided in instalments between 2019 and 2024.

The TEDS project has developed the high‑level Model of Care for the future service. A working group, and external experts, provided advice in creating the Model. Input and feedback was provided by:

  • people with lived experience of an eating disorder
  • mental health providers
  • allied health clinicians
  • medical practitioners
  • primary care
  • The Butterfly Foundation
  • The National Eating Disorders Collaboration

The project steering committee have approved the high‑level Model of Care. Some aspects of the service will need further development, and these are outlined in the Model.

More information about the service can be found in:

The TEDS building in Hobart is currently being designed. People with lived experience, clinicians, and mental health design specialists are providing input and feedback into the design.

If you have questions about the project, please email tedsproject@health.tas.gov.au or call the Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Directorate on (03) 6166 0774.

Access information about existing eating disorder treatment services for people on the Eating Disorder outpatient clinic web pages.