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.
Not sure where to start? The EDV Hub is a confidential place to seek information and support. Our trained volunteers can guide you to appropriate support options within EDV and externally. Get in touch Mon - Fri, 9.30AM - 4.30PM.Contact the Hub
We're pleased to now be offering Carer Coaching to Victorians who care for a young person with a newly diagnosed eating disorder. The program is designed to get carers off to a good start while they await the commencement of formal treatment.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