InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders has received funding for the development of Australia’s first research and translation hub for eating disorders. This funding marks a historic turning point for the more than one million Australians living with eating disorders.
InsideOut Institute was launched in March 2018 and is Australia’s national research and translation institute for eating disorders. Design Democracy worked on the naming, strategy and brand identity for InsideOut Institute. The new brand is deliberately bold and high visibility to bring about positive change and greater awareness of this mental illness, we are excited to see this become a reality.
In its landmark announcement, the Federal Government further committed to an estimated $111 million reform of the Medicare system to align with the research for the treatment of eating disorders. This marks the first time that eating disorders have been identified as a priority for national research funding.
One in 20 Australians is living with an eating disorder. Eating disorders not only affect girls and young women, they can affect anyone from any gender or cultural background. The isolating and tormenting nature of eating disorders can lead to depression, anxiety and suicide, as such eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of all mental illnesses.