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The EDV office will be closed from COB Friday December 22nd, re-opening Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

For non-urgent requests or enquiries, please leave a message on 1300 550 236, email [email protected] or use our online contact form. All enquiries will be responded to when the office re-opens in the new year.

For urgent support, please contact a relevant helpline service listed on this page.

Resources to support recovery over the holiday season

The December/January period can be a time of mixed emotions. While some people have some extra time and space to focus on recovery, this time can also be fraught with additional challenges.

It’s also a good idea to spend this extra time anticipating any challenges that may arise over the festive period (eg. Christmas lunch, extended family gatherings, potential pressure around New Years) and preparing some helpful ways you can approach these events or situations.

Here are some helpful resources to help you get started!

Online resources


Podcasts to listen to

Books to read

  • Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn 
  • Musings from the Moon by Jenna Ramondo 
  • How to do the Work by Nicole LePera 
  • Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch 
  • 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin 
  • The DBT (R) Solution for Emotional Eating by Bedra Safer, Sarah Adler, Phillip Mason 
  • If Not Dieting, Then What? By Rick Kausman 
  • Health At Every Size by Lindo Bacon 
  • Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Rech 
  • Skills-Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder by Janet Treasure (for carers) 

Meditation and yoga

Helplines & support services

Emergency Service
000  |

Lifeline (24-hour crisis counselling)
13 11 14  |

Suicide Line
1300 651 251  |

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 576  | 

Beyond Blue
1300 224 636  | 

Sane Australia Helpline
1800 187 263  | 

1800 650 890  | 

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800  |  

Butterfly Foundation
1800 33 4673  |

LGBTQI+ Support 

Rainbow Door
1800 729 367  | 

1800 184 527  | 

Community meals  

Every year, the Salvos host Christmas lunches and other meals across the country, at no cost to you. If you are feeling lonely and have no one to share Christmas with, or are unable to prepare your own Christmas meal, you are invited.


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