Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is working with the Butterfly Foundation and Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) to help ensure that people experiencing eating disorders, their families/support people and local health professionals are supported in the management and treatment of eating disorders.
If you are a Gippsland local who is looking for information, support, clinician referrals, or just someone to talk to, please contact the EDV Hub.
The EDV Hub is your first port of call when contacting Eating Disorders Victoria. The Hub is a free and confidential service providing information and peer support for people experiencing eating disorders or those who are supporting them (family, friends, professionals etc.). We offer a safe place for you to seek information, openly discuss your experience with eating disorders and ask any questions you may have.
The main roles of EDV Hub are:
- Information: we provide evidence based information to help people understand eating disorders. E.g. fact sheets, education about eating disorders.
- Navigation: by listening carefully and asking questions we are able to connect people with the services and support that they may need for their recovery, or to assist someone. E.g. treatment options, links with GP, psychologist/dietitian, specialist eating disorder services, support groups.
- Support: people come to EDV to help begin and maintain their recovery. We also provide support to families and friends. E.g. practicing telling someone, questions to ask.
The telehealth nurse service is a free support service that is available to any Victorian who is experiencing an eating disorder, or who is caring for someone with an eating disorder.
The telehealth nurse service is 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.
Eating Disorders Victoria understands the many challenges faced by our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to COVID-19, Eating Disorders Victoria has implemented our new Wellbeing Program to assist people living with eating disorders and their support people during these challenging times.
The Wellbeing Program offers:
- Phone call checks-ins
- Online support groups