What you have suggested is a great idea but there is allready a great organisation out there for people who eat for emotional reasons called overeaters annonymous.
If you check online they have meetings all over melbourne.
There may be people out there who will be interested in talking on line and if you log in here often you hear of peoples struggles with the food "demon"
Overeating (or eating for emotional reasons) is an illness just like any other and with the right support and an encouraging enviroment such as this we help each other to overcome the compulsion to overeat.
I wish you luck with you studies and hope you find the information you are looking for.