If you have concerns about your own or a child’s body image or eating behaviour, you can find information about potential support services below.
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.
T: (03) 9885 0318 (Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 5pm)
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.
T: 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673) (Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm)
National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is an initiative of the federal Department of Health and Ageing. 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.
24hr crisis telephone line: 13 11 14
Info line: 1300 22 4636
Telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
T: 1800 55 1800
Mental health professional
A mental health professional who specialises in children/youth or body image, such as the Australian Psychological Society Eating, Weight and Body Image Group.