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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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