Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a cry for attention. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that affect around 1 million Australians.
Eating Disorders Victoria are thrilled to announce that the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley MP, has advised that the Victorian Government will fund EDV’s Peer Mentoring Program in 2019/20.
This is a series of two workshops aimed at improving carer’s wellbeing, developing coping strategies and increasing problem solving skills. The workshops are designed for carers – parents, partners, siblings or friends.
"If you are just starting on your recovery journey, I want to tell you firstly how proud I am of you for taking those steps, and to not give up entirely if you have slip ups along the way – it is part of the journey, no story of recovery is linear."Read Georgia's story
"At times I have felt strong and other times I have cried myself to sleep. I wished I could have carried the burden for her, but in the end she had to have the strength and will to fight and my job was to help guide her and fight for her when she was not able to."Read Tracey's story
“I am a 30 year old male. I am professionally employed and degree qualified. I have also been suffering from anorexia for the past three years. During this time, it has taken a devastating toll on my physical and emotional health, and my professional and personal life. This is my story.”Read Ben's story