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.
Families and carers impacted by an eating disorder are supported, educated, and empowered.
To enable families and carers to be more effective, supported and recognised as an integral part of the recovery process for a loved one with an eating disorder.
Hope, Innovation, Respect, Collaboration, and Integrity are the basis of every EDFA activity and interaction.
Underpinning everything we do is a strong belief we can make a difference to the lives of parents and carers. We believe recovery is possible for those living with eating disorders.
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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, 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.