This might help if…
- you're suffering from an eating disorder
- you’re looking for support for eating disorders
- you’re looking for support for a friend or family member
- you're a carer of someone with an eating disorder.
If you want to talk to someone right now
Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) and Lifeline (13 11 14) both have trained counselors available 24/7 if you feel that you’d like to contact someone immediately.
The Butterfly Foundation
Butterfly’s National Support Line, 1800 ED HOPE, provides confidential support for:
- People with eating disorders
- People with body image issues
- Family members
- Anyone with a question about eating disorders or negative body image.
The Butterfly Foundation’s counsellors are professionally trained, compassionate, and experienced in eating disorders. Butterfly provides personalised coping strategies and support for eating disorders, and information to help increase your understanding of your, or your loved one’s, illness. They also offer guidance on treatment options and connections with other services and specialists.
Support services (available Mon-Fri): Phone Support1800 33 4673 (9am – 5pm), text based chat via the website (12pm – 9pm); or firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
National Eating Disorder Collaboration
The National Eating Disorder Collaboration is a great resource for up to date information and research on eating disorders. They also provide a list of state-by-state treatment services for inpatient, outpatient and community support programs in their ‘Get Help’ section.
Eating Disorders Victoria
Eating disorders Victoria is a state-based source of support, information, community education and advocacy in Victoria for people with eating disorders and their families.
Support services (available Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5pm): 1300 550 236 or email@example.com
New South Wales
The Butterfly Foundation
As well as their freecall national Support Line, 1800 EDHOPE, The Butterfly Foundation also provides eating disorder recovery support groups and carer support groups in Crows Nest and Bondi, and face-to-face low-cost counselling at Butterfly House in Crows Nest.
Support services (available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm EST): 1800 33 4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 103 Alexander Street Crows Nest NSW 2065
Eating Disorders Association Inc Queensland
The Eating Disorders Association Inc (Qld) provides information, referral services and support for eating disorders in the state of Queensland.
Address: 12 Chatsworth Road, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Telephone: (07) 3394 3661
Isis The Eating Issues Centre
Isis works with people over age 17 with serious eating issues such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating.
Address: 58 Spring Street, West End QLD 4101
Telephone: (07) 3844 6055
Eating Disorders Association South Australia
EDASA provides information, workshops for community professionals, and support groups for people experiencing an eating disorder and for their carers in South Australia.
Address: Unley Annexe, PO Box 556, Unley 5061
Centacare Catholic Family Services Adelaide
Through its PACE service, Centacare supports individuals living with panic anxiety, obsessive compulsive and eating disorders and those that support them.
Address: 45 Wakefield St, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: (08) 8159 1400
Women’s Health Works
Women’s Health Works provides women with a range of education, information and support for eating disorders, including self help groups for people experiencing an eating disorder.
Address: Suite 6, Joondalup Lotteries House, 70 Davidson Tce Joondalup WA 6919
Telephone: (08) 9300 1566
Tasmania Recovery From Eating Disorders (TRED)
TRED provides information and support groups for people experiencing an eating disorder in Tasmania.
Telephone: 0417 143 084