The EDV Hub is a central place for eating disorder information, service system navigation, care and support.
EDV online chat is a part of the EDV Hub, which is a free and confidential service operated by volunteers that operates Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm..
Mental health workers such as psychologists and social workers can be a vital part of the treatment team. EDV has a team of qualified and experienced clinicians.
This edition of Sending Hope includes our Summer 2020 Resource List to aid in your recovery.
EDV's Education team run a number of supportive, skills-based group programs and workshops for people in recovery, as well as those who care for someone with an eating disorder.
Whilst eating disorders are psychiatric illnesses, a dietitian if often needed to help address the nutritional and behavioural aspects of an eating disorder. A dietitian can help at any stage of recovery.
The Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) provides one-on-one mentoring with an EDV Peer Mentor who has recovered from an eating disorder.
This edition of Sending Hope includes The Wellness Plan Template to aid in your recovery.
This edition of Sending Hope explains the physical symptoms that you may experience during recovery.
This edition of Sending Hope shares our top tips to make social media work for you in recovery.
This edition of Sending Hope shares our tips on dealing with when your therapist leaves or changes.
This edition of Sending Hope shares news of our upcoming Stories of Recovery event.
EDV are working with the Butterfly Foundation and Gippsland PHN to support the local community.
EDV's Telehealth Nurse acts as a central point of contact to help people access services, locate specialised eating disorder health professionals, provide information and support to help people work towards recovery.
If you would like to reach out for support online, there are a number of ways you can connect to support services available.
EDV's Recovery Newsletter 'Sending Hope' is specifically for people in recovery and their support people. Sent fortnightly, the newsletter is designed to be another resource to add to your recovery toolkit.
This edition of Sending Hope outlines strategies for you to manage anxiety and cope with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EDV bookshop features books in areas such as recovery, body image and self-esteem,
In response to COVID-19, EDV has implemented our Wellbeing Program to assist people living with eating disorders and their support people during these challenging times.
Support groups are a good place to share your experiences, emotions, challenges and develop positive strategies in a safe and supportive environment.
This edition of Sending Hope brings you a wrap of positive and helpful things you can connect with online while you're practicing physical distancing.
This edition of Sending Hope we hear from EDV Peer Mentor and psychologist Laura. Laura shares her reflections on her recovery, and offers some words of hope if you are currently struggling.
EDV have collated a diverse range of recovery stories from members of the community.
This edition of Sending Hope we talk about some of the positive changes you can see in your everyday life that make recovery worth it.
This edition of Sending Hope we're sharing the experience of one of our Lived Experience Community members, Emma. Emma shares the 5 things that have helped her maintain her recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This edition of Sending Hope we hear from EDV team member Elli, who shares her experience of learning to honour her hunger in recovery.
This edition of Sending Hope we hear from Peer Mentoring Program Manager Rachael Duck. Rachael answers some FAQs about the Peer Mentoring Program to help you decide if the program is suitable for you in your recovery.
In this edition of Sending Hope we take you through some options to make treatment for an eating disorder more affordable.
In this edition of Sending Hope we introduce EDV's Wellbeing Program Coordinator, Amy, who shares tips for managing the stress around meals and the post-meal period.
Everyone one is unique in their ED experience, but difficulty with tolerating fullness or not registering the feeling of being full is a common thread. In this issue of Sending Hope, we're talking about the difference between being hyper-aroused and hypo-aroused with food, and strategies to manage these feelings.
In this edition of Sending Hope we're talking about an issue that comes up a lot for people in recovery - putting strategies you learn in recovery into practice! Here are some tips and tricks to get those strategies into practice and beyond.
In this edition of Sending Hope we're talking about managing household relationships. Whether you live with house mates, a partner or your family, maintaining good relationships is difficult. Add an eating disorder on top of that and you have some tricky navigation to work out.
This issue of Sending Hope we look at why recovery from an eating disorder can feel so wrong, and some practical steps to help you push through and keep you on track.
In this issue of Sending Hope we discuss the issue of control. Eating disorders convince us that controlling things like food and exercise can bring us comfort and safety, which in part is true! Humans love to have routine, rhythm, predictability and consistency. However eating disorders take it too far and end up taking ALL control away from you.
"Eating disorders are not well understood, and part of my recovery meant holding the hands of those around me ... This, in turn, lead to increased understanding from my family and friends and eventually, I understood myself.”Read Ann's story