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Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is the trusted guide for Victorians affected by eating disorders.

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) delivers a broad range of free and low-cost community services that help to:

  • Guide Victorians to the services needed for timely, evidence-based care
  • Share with Victorians the skills developed by those who have experienced and recovered from eating disorders
  • Provide Victorians with innovative community programs that aren’t available elsewhere

EDV services are for individuals affected by eating disorders, as well as the families, communities and professionals that support them. EDV’s work is proudly informed by lived-experience, as well as the expertise of health professionals and evidence-based approaches. EDV are a strong voice for lived experience and actively advocate for the community at local and national level.

Vision and mission

EDV exists to help people impacted by eating disorders get the support they need to inspire hope and ensure the earliest possible recovery.

How EDV can help

Free support services available at EDV include:

  • The EDV Hub, a helpline for general eating disorder information and support
  • Telehealth Nurse for treatment navigation and planning
  • Telehealth Counselling for emotional support and phone check-ins
  • Online Support Groups and Courses
  • Carer Coaching for 1:1 family support
  • Peer Mentoring for 1:1 recovery support
  • E-learning for self-paced education for the whole community
  • Podcast and newsletters

Information lines / help lines

  • The EDV Hub is available on 1300 550 236, Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm AEST
  • For general business enquiries contact reception on (03) 9994 0354 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm AEST

Programs and apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: July 2022

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Living With Someone With An Eating Disorder | Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria provides tips and guidance for people living with someone with an eating disorder. Call us at 1300 550 236 if you need more help.

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Exercise and Fitness | How Far Is Too Far?

Exercise and physical fitness have benefits for your emotional, physical and mental health Different people need different amounts of exercise Compulsive exercise is not related to the number of hours spent exercising, but to the mind-set behind the exercise Compulsive exercise can lead to serious health issues There is a link between compulsive exercising and eating disorders Exercise and sport are important parts of a healthy and balanced lifestyle

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Who Gets an Eating Disorder? | How Far Is Too Far?

Many people think that only white, middle class girls get eating disorders

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Evidence-based eating disorder treatment - Eating Disorders Victoria

It's important to access eating disorder treatment that is evidence-based. Find which treatment approaches are covered by Medicare.

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Where to Get Help | How Far Is Too Far?

The best first point of contact is the Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) Helpline: 1300 550 236 GPs are the first health professional contacted by most people and they can help you access ongoing treatment Encouraging someone to contact the EDV Helpline on 1300 550 236 or help@eatingdisorders

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COVID-19 and eating disorders - Eating Disorders Victoria

COVID-19 can affect people with eating disorders. Learn about risk factors and complications of COVID-19 coronavirus and eating disorders.

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Eating disorders and LGBTIQA+ communities - Eating Disorders Victoria

People in the LGBTIQ+ community have an increased risk of developing an eating disorder. Learn about the risk factors, and how EDV can help.

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa? | Eating Disorders Victoria

Anorexia nervosa is a psychological illness characterised by a consistent reduction in food intake, fear of gaining weight and body image distortion.

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Having a Healthy Body Image | How Far Is Too Far?

Do you or someone you know: feel scared at the idea of gaining weight let your weight affect the way you feel about yourself fixate on what you believe are flaws in your appearance try to hide or conceal your body because you’re self-conscious avoid social commitments or outings because of how you feel about your appearance think about your body shape or weight all the time If you have ticked any of these boxes, you may have a negative body image

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Support and Resources for Carers | Eating Disorders Victoria

Support services, resources and fact sheets for carers and support people of a loved one with an eating disorder, looking for information and support.

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