“What a fantastic service you offer to very concerned families. It is so appreciated.”
EDV 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.
Please note that we are not a crisis service. Crisis services with professional counsellors which can be contacted 24/7 via the following services:
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Suicide Helpline – 1300 651 251
1800 Respect – 1800 737 732 (family violence or sexual assault)
The Butterfly Foundation (8am-12am, 7-days) – 1800 33 4673
Who is the EDV Hub for?
The EDV Hub is for anyone who is seeking information around eating disorders. Please get in touch if you:
- Want to talk to someone about your eating disorder, disordered eating or body image concerns
- Are supporting a loved one with an eating disorder
- Are worried about someone close to you
- Are a health professional seeking advice relating to a patient/client
- Need contact details for experienced health professionals in your area
- Want to discuss treatment options in Victoria
- Want to know about services and upcoming events offered by EDV.
Who will I speak to?
The Eating Disorder Helpline is staffed by trained volunteers who have a special interest in eating disorders. Many volunteers have either recovered from an eating disorder, been a carer for a loved one or completed studies in a related field such as psychology or counselling.
What information will I receive?
The EDV Hub team will provide a considered, well-researched response to your concerns or requests for information. This sometimes means that at the time of contact, we won’t provide you with all the answers to your questions. In this case, we will take down your email address or phone number and send you a detailed response at a later time.
How do I contact the EDV Hub?
- Call 1300 550 236 or (03) 9417 6598. You can call the Helpline anonymously on between 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call. We understand the need for privacy, and will not say where we are calling from unless we are speaking to you directly.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drop in and talk to any of our trained volunteers between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday – Friday. Collingwood Football Club Community Centre Level 2, Corner Lulie & Abbot Streets, Abbotsford, Victoria.
- Fill in an enquiry form below