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This page contains all available fact sheets on eating disorders and mental health, as well as links to other useful websites.

Eating Disorder Victoria fact sheets

EDV factsheets

Other fact sheets

Other eating disorder and mental health organisations have developed fact sheets that may be of use to you.

For me

For family and friends

General information

Useful website

For people with an eating disorder

The Butterfly Foundation

Butterfly operates a National Helpline that includes support over the phone, via email and online. The Helpline is staffed by trained counsellors experienced in assisting with eating disorders and body image issues.
Phone:  1800 33 4673

Eating Disorders Queensland

EDQ provide integrated eating disorder support services to QLD individuals and families living with and recovering from an eating disorder, their carers and loved ones.


Safe, anonymous mental health discussion, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.

Victorian Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
Phone: 1300 659 467


headspace provides tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 – 25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, headspace work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

For carers

Eating Disorders Families Australia

Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) has been established by a group of Australian parents and supports who have cared for and treated a young person with an eating disorder, to advocate for the needs and roles of other parents during this experience.

Carers Victoria

The state wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in the community.
Phone: 1800 242 636


Tandem is the Victorian peak body representing families and carers of people living with mental health challenges.

Centre of Excellence in Peer Support

Phone: 1300 237 199

Villa Maria Eastern Community Services

Providing information and support to carers living in the Eastern municipalities of Boroondara, Monash, Manningham, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. They also assist carers for a mental health person residing in the City of Yarra.
Phone: 1300 650 615 (for residents of the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne or the Hume Region)

Carer Respite Centre Southern Region

Providing 24 hour urgent respite and support services to carers living in the Southern region of Melbourne, including Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonnington.
Phone: 1800 052 222

Carers Victoria Respite Connections

Providing information, support and assistance to carers in the Western Metropolitan Regions of Melbourne, including Brimbank, Hobson’s Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, and Wyndham.
Phone: 1800 059 059.

CarerLinks North

Providing free information and assistance to carers and the broader community in the Northern Metropolitan region of Melbourne, including Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra.
Phone: (03) 9495 2500

La Trobe Community Health Service

A major primary health care provider in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland.
Phone: 1800 242 696

Respite Barwon South West

A website for all people with an interest in respite across streams of mental health in the Barwon region of Victoria.
Phone: 1800 052 222

Uniting Care lifeAssist

Providing a variety of community support services for people and their carers in the eastern and northern suburbs, and the NDIS Barwon region.
Phone: (03) 9239 2500

Around The Dinner Table

A moderated online forum for parents and caregivers of people with an eating disorder.

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T)

A community of families and caregivers of loved ones recovering from an eating disorder. F.E.A.S.T. provides information and mutual support, promotes evidence-based treatment, and advocates for research and education of eating disorders.

Maudsley Parents

An independent, nonprofit, volunteer organisation of parents who have helped their children recover from anorexia and bulimia through the use of a family-based treatment known as the Maudsley approach.

For health professionals

The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED)

CEED provides leadership and support through clinical consultation, training, resource and service development, to build quality and sustainable eating disorder treatment responses within the public specialist mental health service.

National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)

NEDC is a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and/or interest in eating disorders.

Inside Out Institute for Eating Disorders

InsideOut is Australia’s national institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders.

Journal of Eating Disorders


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