It's so exciting to have finally created HAES Australia and we are excited to have you join us. I'm Kerry and I get to do the first post..We are a very passionate group of health professionals who connected and have become firm friends and colleagues in working and promoting the HAES® and Non Diet approach here in Australia. The next logical step was of course to make it a little bit more formal and ta da HAES Australia was born. Over the next few weeks you will get to meet us all as we take turns sharing our thoughts with you.
So how did we get here and how did we meet?
I'm not entirely sure, but what I do know is that in the HAES® community there is a lot of sharing, generousity, support and collaboration plus it's a small world so it's inevitable that paths of awesome like-minded people eventually cross. We are all qualified health professionals from various disciplines with a shared passion for getting this message out to the world. Most of us have met in person at various events and trainings and we have just as much fun as we do online with maybe a bit more wine and chocolate. Some of us offer training in HAES® and the NonDiet approach. For at least a year we have been sharing, collaborating, laughing and encouraging each other online daily. We talk through issues and frustrations, debate ideas and hold each other to a higher standard with just enough teasing and joking to make it a safe space to retreat against the crazy of daily life.
One of our biggest and almost daily frustration is the misinformation that exists. So HAES Australia is a way to tackle these issues. To be a place that people, practitioners and the public can go to for information and resources that is informed, accurate and importantly safe.
Our approach is to be proactive in educating the public, media and practitioners about HAES®, the NonDiet approach as well as other topics that link in. Especially topics related to weight loss & dieting, disordered eating & eating disorders, nutrition, health, mental health and exercise within our area of expertise. We also aim to work towards bringing awareness to factors that impact an individuals health and expand on our current links to other organisations that are working to effect change.
All our team is available for media, corporate or organisation talks to achieve this purpose.
Thanks and until next time
Kerry and all the excited team at HAES Australia.