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 are concerned that you or someone you care about is experiencing an eating disorder, it is important to make an appointment with a GP as soon as possible. It's important to be prepared for your appointment as this will get you on the road to recovery faster. Find out what you need when seeing a GP here.
COVID-19 has changed the way EDV work, but not the work we do! Our information and support service, the EDV Hub, is still operational Monday - Friday. Get in touch today via phone or our online form.
Every fortnight our recovery focused newsletter, Sending Hope, addresses a different aspect of recovery. Catch up on all previous issues and sign up here.Read more
Do you need additional support to help connect you with services? The nurse acts as a central point of contact to help people access services, locate specialised eating disorder health professionals, provide information and help people work towards recoveryLearn more
We are now recruiting participants for the next round of the Peer Mentoring Program starting July 1 2020. Find out about eligibility requirements and how to apply for this free program.Learn more
EDV are holding a range of online events for people in recovery, carers and community members who support those at risk of eating disorders. Find out what you can get involved in through our events calendar.Learn more