Supporting adolescents on the waitlist for eating disorder treatment: A pilot randomised controlled trial

Supporting adolescents on the waitlist for eating disorder treatment: A pilot randomised controlled trial

Chief Investigator: Dr Kathina Ali (Early Career Researcher)

Funding Amount : $36,124

Recipient: Flinders University

Overview: Eating disorders impact psychological, physical and social functioning, and are one of the most pervasive and difficult to treat conditions among adolescents. Although early diagnosis and treatment are essential, long waitlists for treatment pose a significant problem and carry the risk that adolescents drop out before treatment. This will be an innovative study that investigates the delivery of a scalable evidence-based mental health and wellbeing program (Be Well Plan) for adolescents on a waitlist. The program will support adolescents during that critical period, improve mental health and wellbeing, prepare them for treatment, increase motivation to change and improve treatment uptake.