Links for carers | Eating Disorders Victoria

Below is a list of links recommended by Eating Disorders Victoria specific to families and friends in their role of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder.

Victorian Support Services

Carers Victoria

The state wide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in the community.
Website: http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/
Phone: 1800 242 636

Tandem

Tandem is the Victorian peak body representing families and carers of people living with mental health challenges.
Website: http://tandemcarers.org.au/

Centre of Excellence in Peer Support

Website: http://www.peersupportvic.org/
Phone: 1300 237 199

Villa Maria Eastern Community Services

Providing information and support to carers living in the Eastern municipalities of Boroondara, Monash, Manningham, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. They also assist carers for a mental health person residing in the City of Yarra.
Website: http://www.villamaria.com.au
Phone: 1300 650 615 (for residents of the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne or the Hume Region)

Carer Respite Centre Southern Region

Providing 24 hour urgent respite and support services to carers living in the Southern region of Melbourne, including Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonnington.
Website: http://www.carersouth.org.au/
Phone: 1800 052 222

Carers Victoria Respite Connections

Providing information, support and assistance to carers in the Western Metropolitan Regions of Melbourne, including Brimbank, Hobson's Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, and Wyndham.
Website: http://www.respitenorthandwest.org.au/
Phone: 1800 059 059.

CarerLinks North

Providing free information and assistance to carers and the broader community in the Northern Metropolitan region of Melbourne, including Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra.
Website: http://www.merrihealth.org.au/services/carerlinks-north/
Phone: (03) 9495 2500

La Trobe Community Health Service

A major primary health care provider in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland.
Website: http://www.lchs.com.au/aged-disability-carers/carer-support
Phone: 1800 242 696

Respite Barwon South West

A website for all people with an interest in respite across streams of mental health in the Barwon region of Victoria.
Website: http://www.respitebarwonsouthwest.org.au/
Phone: 1800 052 222

Uniting Care lifeAssist

Providing a variety of community support services for people and their carers in the eastern and northern suburbs, and the NDIS Barwon region.
Website: http://www.lifeassist.org.au/
Phone: (03) 9239 2500

Useful Websites for Families, Parents and Carers

Please see below a list of websites which provide a variety of support services, including information, advice and forums for family and friends. 

Around The Dinner Table

A moderated online forum for parents and caregivers of people with an eating disorder.

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T)

A community of families and caregivers of loved ones recovering from an eating disorder. F.E.A.S.T. provides information and mutual support, promotes evidence-based treatment, and advocates for research and education of eating disorders.

Maudsley Parents

An independent, nonprofit, volunteer organisation of parents who have helped their children recover from anorexia and bulimia through the use of a family-based treatment known as the Maudsley approach.

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