Support services

If you have concerns about your own body image or eating behaviour, information about potential support services can be found below.

General Practitioner

Discuss any health concerns with your current GP

Eating Disorders Victoria

The Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria is a non-profit organisation which aims to support those affected by eating disorders and to better inform the community about disordered eating.

Helpline

Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 5pm: (03) 9885 0318

Non-metro Victorian callers call 1300 550 236

Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders

The Foundation is a community based charitable organisation that supports eating disorder sufferers and their carers through direct financial relief, advocacy, awareness campaigns, health promotion and early intervention work, professional training in primary and secondary schools and supporting eating disorder and body image research.

Support Line

Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm: 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673)

Email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is an initiative of the federal Department of Health and Ageing. It is a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and / or interest in the mental illness of eating disorders. The NEDC is not a support service but has a national website to go to for the latest evidence based research and information about eating disorders online.

Lifeline

24hr crisis telephone line: 13 11 14

beyond blue

Info line: 1300 22 4636

Kids Helpline

Telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

1800 55 1800

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