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1300 550 236 or (03) 9417 6598

The Eating Disorders Helpline is a free and confidential service providing information peer support for people experiencing eating disorders or related issues. We offer a safe place for you to seek information, openly discuss your experience with eating disorders and ask any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not a crisis service. If you need to talk to someone about suicide, call Suicide Helpline directly on 1300 651 251 to chat with a counsellor who has expertise in this area. If you need to talk about Family Violence or Sexual Assault please contact 1800 Respect on 1800 737 732 to chat with their professional counsellors.


Who is the Eating Disorders Helpline for?

Anyone seeking information and support around eating disorders.

Contact the Helpline if you:

  • want to talk to someone about your eating disorder, disordered eating or body image concerns

  • are supporting a loved one with an eating disorder

  • are worried about someone close to you

  • are a health professional seeking advice relating to a patient

  • need contact details for experienced health professionals in your area

  • want to discuss treatment options in Victoria

  • want to know about services and upcoming events offered by EDV.


Helpfinder service

EDV keeps up-to-date listings of public and private treatment services for eating disorders in Victoria, including program specifics, eligibility criteria and contact details for admission. Our Helpline team can also assist you to find local private health professionals with an understanding of eating disorders. This includes GPs, psychologists, dietitians, paediatricians and other specialists. We use Infoxchange Service Seeker, Australia’s most extensive electronic health, welfare and community services directory.


Who will I speak to?

The Eating Disorder Helpline is staffed by trained volunteers who have a special interest in eating disorders. Many volunteers have either recovered from an eating disorder, been a carer for a loved one or completed studies in a related field such as psychology or counselling.


How do I contact the Eating Disorders Helpline?

  1. Call 1300 550 236 or (03) 9417 6598 You can call the Helpline anonymously on between 9.30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call. We understand the need for privacy, and will not say where we are calling from unless we are speaking to you directly.

  2. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  3. Complete our online enquiry form

  4. Drop in and talk to any of our trained volunteers between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday - Friday. Collingwood Football Club Community Centre Level 2, Corner Lulie & Abbot Streets, Abbotsford, Victoria

The Eating Disorders Helpline is not a crisis service. If you require immediate assistance, please contact:

Emergency Services – 000
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Suicide Helpline – 1300 651 251

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