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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

About the role

The EDV Board of Directors comprises up to 9 members with substantial skills and expertise, drawn from the corporate, private, public and community sectors. The Board members work in a voluntary capacity to provide strategic oversight and governance in line with EDV’s mission.

We have a vacancy on the board due to the recent resignation of a long serving member. EDV is now seeking a director who ideally has worked in the education sector, preferably as a senior teacher in either primary or secondary schools with leadership responsibilities.  

Applicants should be able to demonstrate effective communication skills and strong relationship building capabilities. Knowledge of the community and/or health sector is an advantage but not a prerequisite. The board member will be expected to attend all board meetings, join a subcommittee and support the strategic plan of the organisation.

The time commitment will be in the vicinity of 6-8 hours/mth.

All board members are required to be paid members of EDV.

Selection Criteria

Our ideal candidate would be an educator/teacher with leadership experience, such as year level coordinator, head of school, or principal level. In addition, skills/experience in at least one other of the following is preferred:

  • Governance experience as a board member, or CEO experience
  • Health promotion, community education or health education
  • Marketing or public relations
  • Government relations, public policy
  • Fundraising or sponsorship initiatives
  • Lived experience of an eating disorder as someone who is recovered or as a carer/family member, partner or friend of someone affected by an eating disorder

How to Apply

For further information, please contact Russ Wood (Chair) at 0422-949408

Written applications that address your suitability for the role and a current CV will be accepted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date is Sunday 29th October   


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Eating Disorders Victoria is hosting a special Stories of Recovery event as a part of Mental Health Week 2017.

Five of Eating Disorders Victoria's Stories of Recovery volunteers will share their personal journeys and experiences of recovering from an eating disorder.

Mental Health Week is celebrated annually across Australia and around the world with the aim to raise community awareness and understanding of mental illness, reduce the stigma and discrimination of people living with mental illness and to promote positive mental health and well-being.

Eating Disorders Victoria will use Mental Health Week as a reminder that people with eating disorders do face challenges in getting the help they need, but more importantly, that recovery is possible!

Stories of Recovery Speakers:

  • Gareth
  • Clare
  • Rachel
  • Tara
  • Alice


When: Thursday 12 October 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: EDV Level 2, Collingwood Football Club Community Centre, Cnr Lulie and Abbot Streets, Abbotsford

$25 donation (tax deductible), or free for EDV members

Light refreshments provided.

Registrations close Monday 9 October 2017

Click here to register

Friday, 04 August 2017

Consulting Rooms for Rent

Eating Disorders Victoria is looking for multidisciplinary professionals to share our space at the Collingwood Football Club Community Centre. We are interested in having services join the space that may complement what EDV has on offer, including Psychologists, Counsellors, Dietitians, Massage therapists and General Practitioners.


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) has welcomed the $3million in funding for workforce, online and phone support services that was announced by Minister for Health Greg Hunt, during yesterday’s launch of the National Agenda for Eating Disorders 2017-2022.

EDV looks forward to working with the Butterfly Foundation and other eating disorders organisations to ensure those with an eating disorder get help at the right time.

EDV CEO Jennifer Beveridge said Victoria has been at the forefront of the eating disorder sector, providing support for people with an eating disorder and their families since 1991.

“For the past four years EDV has been providing a Primary Health Professional Development workshop for GPs, nurses, dietitians, personal trainers, community and welfare workers through our Education Program.”

“Additionally, since 2013 EDV has provided training to over 1700 GPs in Victoria,” Ms Beveridge said.”

EDV’s Primary Health Professional Development program has increased health professional’s knowledge and skills in diagnosing eating disorders and referring people on to get support. The program facilitates greater awareness of the early warning signs and intervention, diagnostic information, treatment options and support information for families and carers, including linking people to other services and support.

Ms Beveridge said this valuable and longstanding program provides training for GPs in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and includes Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to GPs who undertake Category 1 and Category 2 programs.

“EDV has been helping and supporting people with an eating disorder, their families and carer’s navigate the health system to get the best support available for recovery. Often we are the first point of contact for many people with an eating disorder,” Ms Beveridge said.

EDV runs a free Helpline service from 9.30am - 5pm Monday – Friday. This service is staffed by trained volunteers who have a special interest in eating disorders. Many of the team have either recovered from an eating disorder or been a carer for a loved one. The Helpline is confidential and provides information and support for people experiencing eating disorders related issues.

Click here to download the full media release.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Eating Disorders Victoria love hearing about how our supporters are reppin’ us in the community and fundraising to support our mission, to provide information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria.

Check out some of the fundraising activities happening over the next few months.


 7 Peaks 7 Days

In November 2017, seven passionate cyclists are taking on a massive challenge, riding 7 Peaks in 7 Days, to raise money for Eating Disorders Victoria and break down societal stigma around eating disorders.

The team, including two who have lived experience with eating disorders, will be conquering seven Victorian mountains known as the 7 Peaks ride - Mt Baw Baw, Lake Mountain, Mt Buller, Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek, Dinner Plain and Mt Hotham – in just seven days!

Keep an eye out here as they train (and fundraise) like crazy over the coming months!  



Feed the Bear campaign

Ryder the Hiker could have picked anywhere to go on his first overseas trip but he knows the journey to recovery isn’t always sunshine and mojitos. In fact, Ryder has chosen an adventure that represents the journey that individuals, their families and their friends go through during eating disorder recovery – a trek to Everest base camp.

Everest base camp is no small feat at 5,364 metres above sea level! So Ryder will need all the support he can get for the physical and emotional challenges that he will face on his journey.

Ryder and his family, EDV volunteer Rikki, are tackling this trek to support Eating Disorders Victoria. Every dollar donated to the Feed the Bear campaign will support Eating Disorder Victoria’s programs. Plus, the more dollars’ donated equals cuter pictures of him on his journey.

Follow and donate to the campaign here


Julia Montesano – Melbourne Marathon

Even a small donation will go a long way to help both men and women on their own journey to recovery and really, let’s just give Julia a huge round of applause for highlighting that recovery is possible.

Check out Julia’s fundraising page here



Friday, 07 July 2017

To the Bone is a Netflix movie that is the story of 20-year-old Ellen (Lily Collins) who has anorexia nervosa. Ellen enters a group recovery home to get help from doctor (Keanu Reeves). Ellen has had four previous experiences with different treatment centres for her eating disorder. The film tells the story of Ellen’s fifth, and final, in-patient experience and her journey to recovery.


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