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