Professional Development

Darwin GP Forum: Recognition and Management of Eating Disorders in Top End Primary Care

Darwin GP Forum: Recognition and Management of Eating Disorders in Top End Primary Care

NT PHN invites GPs to the Mercure Airport Resort for a Darwin GP Forum on the Recognition and Management of Eating Disorders in Top End Primary Care with a team from Royal Darwin Hospital Paediatric Service, Headspace and Flourish Collective, followed by a networking dinner.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the GP in eating disorder identification and response
  • Discuss eating disorder referral pathways and services


Emma Aldrich, Paediatric Service, Royal Darwin Hospital:

  • Emma is the Adolescent Clinical Nurse Coordinator at Royal Darwin Hospital. Emma currently works alongside a multidisciplinary team consisting of paediatricians and dieticians to coordinate the inpatient and outpatient eating disorder service at Royal Darwin Hospital. Emma works alongside external community agencies including Headspace and Flourish Collective to deliver holistic care to our young people living with an eating disorder.

Tiegan Holtham, The Flourish Collective, Darwin

  • Tiegan Holtham is a clinical psychologist working across headspace and a private practice in Palmerston, the flourish collective. Tiegan began working with clients experiencing eating disorders in a specialist clinic on the Gold Coast in 2013, and is passionate about providing evidence based and compassionate therapy interventions for young people, families and adults experiencing eating concerns. Tiegan is actively involved in providing education and supervision in this area to increase the availability and capacity of local support options.

Kate Evans, Headspace, Darwin

  • Kate Evans is the Senior Clinician, Eating Disorders at headspace Darwin and Palmerston. Kate has over 5 years’ experience in mental health working across south Australia and the NT and is an accredited eating disorder clinician with the ANZEAD. Kate is passionate about working with young people and their families to provide holistic care based on empathy and respect. She is currently working at headspace Darwin and Palmerston, where she provides community-based treatment for young people aged 12-25 who are at risk of/already diagnosed with an eating disorder.

NT HealthPathways Resources

Northern Territory HealthPathways offer clinicians clear guidance for assessing and managing a particular symptoms or condition during the point of care. Pathways include information for referrers and requests to services in the local health system.

For supplementary learnings to this event,  NT HealthPathways are pleased to share pathways:



CPD: 1 CPD hour

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.



22 Feb 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mercure Airport Resort Darwin

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