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The Peer Mentoring Program has proven to reduce eating disorder hospital readmissions, yet it has not received any funding from the Victorian State Government beyond 2019. Watch our Campaign Video to learn more about the program, and why it should be funded by the Victorian Government.

In order to ensure the future of this life-changing program, we need your help to let our polticians know that Peer Support for eating disorders is an essential service.

Getting involved is easy!

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  1. Write a letter to your local MP
    EDV have created a letter template to get you started- all the steps for sending a letter are contained in the template. Letters can be sent via email, or preferably post. 

    Download letter

    Need help finding your local MP? Follow this link to find your MP's contact details. 

  2. Sign and send a postcard
    EDV have a created postcards specifically for key politicians. Postcards are available from the EDV office and can be returned to EDV for postage.
    You can also download the postcards here:

    The Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley
    - Shadow Spokesperson for Mental Health Emma Kealy
    - Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health Lidia Thorpe
    - Reason Party leader Fiona Patten

    If you would like to pick up postcards from our office, please call us on 1300 550 236, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  3. #PeerMentoringforED
    We encourage you to follow our social media pages and engage in our posts and updates throughout the campaign. Please use #PeerMentoringforED when mentioning the campaign on social media. If using twitter please include #SpringSt to ensure it's part of Victorian political conversations.

    Follow EDV on facebook, Twitter and instagram

  4. Like and Share our Campaign Video
    We encourage you to share this video through your networks- the more views the better!

    Watch Video

For more information on the Peer Mentoring Program, please see HERE

Download Program Outcomes Infographic HERE 

Did you know that the Peer Mentoring Program is also being evaluated by a research team? We want to make sure that this program is as effective, robust and safe as possible. You can read the published protocal paper which outlines how the study aims to assess the efficacy of a peer mentoring program for individuals HERE

For more information on the campaign, please contact Communications Coordinator Breanna Guterres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Campaign video by Poached Egg Pictures 



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