Our Organisation

Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) was founded by a passionate group of parents who have cared for, and are caring for, young people with eating disorders. Our focus has now grown to include all carers and families of those of all ages with eating disorders, including partners, siblings, grandparents, and friends. 

Through leadership, education, and research, EDFA improves the lives of eating disorder
carers. We work to create stigma-free communities where eating disorder carers are
recognised for their vital role and receive the assistance they need. We achieve better
outcomes for those with eating disorders by helping their carers to navigate the complex
healthcare system.

Families and carers impacted by an eating disorder are recognised, supported, educated, and

To enable families and carers to be effective supports and recognised as a central member of the recovery team for a loved one with an eating disorder.

Hope – Underpinning everything we do is a strong belief we can make a difference to the lives of carers. We know recovery is possible for those living with eating disorders. 

Empathy – We are best placed to support families and carers guided by our own lived experience journeys. 

Innovation – We are focussed on continuous improvement – in our activities, in supporting carers, and evidence-informed services for those living with eating disorders. 

Respect – We are member and carer-focused, respectful, and compassionate. 

Collaboration – We collaborate with stakeholders, we are inclusive, we embrace the value of diversity, and we create and faithfully represent our constituency. 

Integrity – We are credible, a sound investment, honest, transparent, and reliable. We embrace research-informed, quality methods. 

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EDFA believes in the power of lived experience and sharing our knowledge with others to provide reassurance, social connection, and most importantly, hope. We believe that recovery is possible.  

EDFA is the only national eating disorder organisation that focuses solely on  supporting families and carers of people with eating disorders. EDFA was created by families and carers for families and carers. We are committed to supporting anyone caring for a loved one with an eating disorder to be the most informed and effective carer they can be.

We understand eating disorders. As expert parents and carers, there’s not much we haven’t seen or experienced first hand. We ‘get it’ because we lived it, we survived it, or are surviving Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant/restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID, OSFED and more.

We are committed to supporting anyone caring for a loved one with an eating disorder to be the most informed and effective carer they can be.

Recovery is not always straightforward and there is much to consider and understand.

EDFA is passionate about supporting the effective involvement of families and carers in treatment programs.

Family and carer involvement is an important aspect of treatment for people with eating disorders and can improve the likelihood of treatment success.