Carer Support Forum

When a loved one has an eating disorder, finding people who 'get it' is not easy.

EDFA’s Facebook group provides a supportive community and a safe, confidential,
comfortable space for adult carers of an individual with an eating disorder.

We also use this platform to post updates on our online Carer Support Groups,
upcoming EDucation Webinars, links to eating disorder resources, and
opportunities to advocate for better support for eating disorders.

Connect with carers from around Australia

With our lived experience moderators who will:

  • Provide a safe, supportive place for carers to gain support or learn
    new ways of relating to and caring for a loved one
  • Share knowledge and encouragement
  • Provide hope with stories of recovery
Fill out the questionnaireJoin our Facebook Forum

What to expect

  • A relaxed and comfortable space to find support
  • No expectation to share – feel free to learn from others
  • Run by moderators with their own experience caring for a loved one with an eating disorder.

The Carer Support Forum is a free service provided through Facebook. It is free to join this support forum, however we encourage all carers to join EDFA as a member to access our full range of support, including EDucation Webinars.

If you have any questions about our Carer Support Forum, please contact EDFA Support.


Who can join the Carer Support Forum?

Adult carers (residing in Australia) of someone living with an eating disorder: parents, guardians, partners, adult siblings, extended family members or friends.

Do I need to be a member of EDFA to join our Forum?

No, this group is open to any carer over eighteen! However, we do suggest carers join EDFA as a member to access our full range of support.

How is my privacy protected on our Forum?

The Forum is a closed group and only accessible by carers of a person with an eating disorder. 

I am carer as well as clinician working the eating disorder sector. Am I able to join the Forum?

We ask that carers who also work in the eating disorders sector or carer space contact us to discuss the nature of their role before joining the forum. You can email us at