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.
We understand the many challenges faced by our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to COVID-19, Eating Disorders Victoria has implemented our new Wellbeing Program to assist people living with eating disorders and their support people during these challenging times.
In response to COVID-19, EDV are running a range of free online support groups. Groups are a space to share experiences and draw on the support of others in similar circumstances. We welcome anyone at any stage of the recovery journey to join.
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
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
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