An eating disorder is a serious mental illness, characterised by eating, exercise and body weight or shape becoming an unhealthy preoccupation of someone’s life. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a cry for attention.
If you're looking for support, you've come to the right place. We give Victorians with an eating disorder and their families the information, tools and services to understand eating disorders and work towards recovery. Learn more about our diverse range of free low-cost support services available.
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, with almost half of all people diagnosed with an eating disorder experiencing BED. Despite being so prevalent, many people don't know the signs to look out for, or when it's time to seek professional help.
While everyone's pathway to recovery looks different, it's important to know that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible for anyone. Read honest stories about the recovery journey from those who have been through it.Read more
Families and support people can play an integral role in someone's recovery from an eating disorder. We have a range of free services dedicated to those who care about someone with an eating disorder.Learn more
We hold regular online and in-person support groups and informational events for people in recovery, carers and community members. Find out what's coming up in our events calendar.Learn more