Bloom Support Group
This group is exclusively for the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing eating disorders. It is a safe space to discuss the dynamic challenges of eating disorders, body image, gender identity and sexuality and how this is impacting you at the moment.
These groups give people the opportunity to draw upon the support, experience and skills of others facing similar issues. It is an open space to discuss what you are struggling with and to reflect on the current challenges. We welcome people to attend these groups at any stage of their wellness and recovery journey.
Groups will be held online via Zoom and participants are required to register beforehand. You must be 18 or over to attend this group.
For further information on these groups, please contact our Wellbeing Program Coordinator, Amy, via email at [email protected]
Other support options
If you are concerned about yourself, or someone you care for, please contact Eating Disorders Victoria. Our service offerings include:
- The EDV Hub – a free, confidential phone and email support service that is a great first port of call for most enquiries. The Hub provides information, support, clinician referrals, or just someone to talk to. Open Mon – Fri, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Contact the Hub here.
- EDV Telehealth Nurse – suitable for people who are currently on the eating disorder treatment journey and are looking for additional support to link in with services. The nurse acts as a central point of contact to help people access services, locate specialized eating disorder health professionals, provide information and help people work towards recovery. Make an appointment with the Telehealth Nurse here.
- Wellbeing Check Ins – as part of our response to COVID-19, we are offering phone call support sessions. Access up to 5 sessions with a trained counsellor. Make an appointment for a Wellbeing Check In here.
- Peer Mentoring Program – this free program provides one-on-one mentoring with an EDV employee who has recovered from an eating disorder. Mentoring relationships last for a period of six months. Learn more about the Peer Mentoring Program here.
Other support organisations:
Operating from 10am – 6pm everyday. Phone 1800 729 367, text 0480 017 246 or email [email protected]
QLIFE is operation 365 days a year, 3pm – 12 midnight. QLIFE provides anonymous, free, confidential peer support, information and referrals to LGBTIQA+ communities, their friends and families Contact with QLife can be made via phone 1800 184 527.
For more webchat service and information about QLife:
“queerspace is an LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service established in 2009 by LGBTIQ+ communities for LGBTIQ+ communities. queerspace has a focus on relationships, families, parenting and young people and offers co-located services across the north-west metropolitan region of Victoria.”