Determining if someone has an eating disorder can sometimes be difficult, especially if the person is secretive about their behaviour. Read about some common warning signs.
If you have concerns that somebody close to you may be developing or experiencing difficulties with food, it is important to try to broach the issue with the person.
Parents, siblings, partners, friends, extended family, work colleagues and others often experience many different feelings as they learn to cope with the effects of the eating disorder on a person they care about and on their own lives.
Discovering that your child has an eating disorder can be an extremely confusing, frustrating and painful experience. Here are some tips for caring for your child, your family and yourself.
Siblings have unique relationships with each other and when a sibling becomes ill with an eating disorder, it can be quite a confusing time. You may experience a range of feelings and thoughts, but remember that you are not alone.
It’s often difficult to know what to do when you live with someone with an eating disorder. Here are some ideas for everyone — from parents, grandparents and siblings, through to partners and roommates.
There are a number of support programs and organisations that assist people caring for someone with an eating disorder. Find out how you can connect with these services.
Support groups are an opportunity for carers and support people to share experiences, emotions, challenges and develop positive strategies in a safe and supported environment.
"At times I have felt strong and other times I have cried myself to sleep. I wished I could have carried the burden for her, but in the end she had to have the strength and will to fight and my job was to help guide her and fight for her when she was not able to."Read Tracey's story