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Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria.

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) connects those whose lives are affected by eating disorders with the people, services and hope they need for recovery.

EDV incorporates a unique approach to the provision of clinical and non-clinical support services through a blend of qualified professionals and lived experience of employees and volunteers.

The approach and services provided by EDV have a direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of Victorians every year.

Eating Disorders Victoria operates a helpline, that provides information, guidance and support to anyone whose life is affected by an eating disorder, body image issues or disordered eating.

The Eating Disorders Helpline, 1300 550 236, is the first point of contact with support, guidance, information and referrals for thousands of people with an eating disorder and their families, partners and friends. Available Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 5.00pm.

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Learn About Anorexia Nervosa | How Far Is Too Far?

Anorexia is a serious mental illness, not a lifestyle choice or dietPeople with anorexia restrict both how much and what is eatenAnorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illnessAnyone can be affected by anorexia, regardless of gender, age or ethnicityAnorexia has serious physical and mental health complicationsRecovery is possible; early treatment leads to the best results

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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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For Teachers and School Staff | How Far Is Too Far?

Adolescence is a time of intense change and upheaval when people often feel out of control Most eating disorders begin during adolescence: know the warning signs Its important to seek help and support if you are worried about someoneBody image is consistently rated one of the top concerns for young Australians

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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 weightlet your weight affect the way you feel about yourselffixate on what you believe are flaws in your appearancetry to hide or conceal your body because youre self-consciousavoid social commitments or outings because of how you feel about your appearancethink about your body shape or weight all the timeIf you have ticked any of these boxes, you may have a negative body image

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa? | Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria provides information on what is anorexia nervosa, warning signs, the physical effects, and treatment and recovery options.

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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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Disordered Eating and Dieting | Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria provides information on disordered eating, the impacts of dieting, clean eating and fasting for religious and cultural reasons.

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How Far is too Far: Body Image | How Far Is Too Far?

Do you or someone you know:feel scared at the idea of gaining weightlet your weight affect the way you feel about yourselffixate on what you believe are flaws in your appearancetry to hide or conceal your body because youre self-consciousavoid social commitments or outings because of how you feel about your appearancethink about your body shape or weight all the timeIf you have ticked any of these boxes, it may indicate a negative body image

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What Is Bulimia Nervosa? | Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria provides information on bulimia nervosa, warning signs, the physical effects, and treatment and recovery options.

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Get Support | How Far Is Too Far?

So you have identified that you or someone you know needs help what next? The good news is that there is a lot of support available, and it will make a difference

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