Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious and potentially life threatening mental illnesses. They don’t discriminate and affect all ages, cultural and socioeconomic groups, as well as both genders.

Anorexia Nervosa

People suffering from anorexia cut down on their food intake drastically, which causes dramatic weight loss. 

Binge Eating Disorder

BED is characterised by episodes of extreme overeating. 

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia is characterised by binge eating, followed by compensatory behaviour to get rid of the calories.


OSFED is Other Specified Feeding Eating Disorder (also known as UFED (Unspecified Feeding Eating Disorder)


ARFID (Avoidance Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) is not simply ‘picky eating’. It is a very serious eating disorder.                

Dealing with Eating Disorders Long Term

If a patient has an eating disorder for more than five years, it’s classified as severe and enduring. 

FYI - Eating Disorder Early Identification Tool

Feed Your Instinct (FYI) is an interactive tool designed to help parents recognise the signs of eating disorders/body image problems in their children.

Become a member of EDFA for $25 per year

EDFA is a proud not for profit, volunteer run organisation. 

We invite you to be part of a revolutionary peer support group making positive changes in the Eating Disorder space. Strength in numbers means we are able to affect change and have the collective voice of the carers recognised.

We provide opportunities to connect with other parents and carers who share your experiences… helping you to feel less alone and isolated.

Yearly membership is just $25.

Members will receive a welcome pack, including information sheets, introductory discounts on selected Eating Disorder books, discounts to Eating Disorder conferences and events, free access to monthly statewide strive eating disorder support groups, bi-monthly national education sessions and daily online peer support through the private strive FB groups.

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