“What a fantastic service you offer to very concerned families. It is so appreciated.”
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.
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)
If you are not in crisis but would like to speak to someone when the Hub is closed, please contact:
The Butterfly Foundation (8am-12am, 7-days) – 1800 33 4673