Eating Disorder EDucation

EDucation is key for carers

Having a loved one experience an eating disorder places families and carers under incredible stress for extended periods of time. We know that eating disorder education is vital.

We also know there is hope…and that with support and education, families can come through the recovery journey.

EDFA runs national education and information webinars bi-monthly, with each webinar hosted by a lived experience or clinical expert in the Eating Disorder field.

Parent learning about eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia at a seminar.

Because here at EDFA, we recognise that by educating parents, we are encouraging and empowering them to advocate for their loved one and for themselves…and to recognise that if something doesn’t feel right for their child, to question it.

Eating Disorder Webinars

We run bi-monthly eating disorder education webinars so we are able to effectively up-skill our members, providing resources and information on evidence based, emerging and adjunctive therapies.  

Experience has shown us this helps members to be more effective, informed and compassionate carers. 

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Over 100 hours of EDucation to watch

TBT-S

What is TBT-S? 

It is Temperament Based Therapy with Supports, which is eating disorder treatment for older adolescents and adults.

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TBT-S uses talk therapy to help the person with an eating disorder (and their support people) understand how their symptoms can be explained by their temperament, where temperament is used as an umbrella term involving biology, brain functioning, genetics and personality traits.

EDFA is providing opportunities for Clinicians to learn more about TBT-S from US Neuropsychologist Dr Christina Wierenga on 20 August via webinar. If you missed it, check back. We will have this webinar available for sale soon. 

We also have ongoing webinars from the expert US clinicians who brought this training to Australia.

Become a member of EDFA for $25 per year (Australian Carers Only)

EDFA is a proud not-for-profit, predominantly 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.

Membership gives access to:

A range of resources in our Member Only section of the website including Educational Recordings, Member Recommended Clinicians and Services, and more.

Over 70 support groups and education sessions per year. including:

Twice monthly education sessions

strive Carer Support Groups for carers of loved ones with any type of eating disorder (run three times each month)

strive ARFID Carer Support Group (run monthly)

strive bulimia nervosa Carer Support Group (run quarterly)

strive binge eating disorder Carer Support Group (run quarterly) 

strive4Men Carer Support Group (run quarterly) – a group for male carers 

siblings Support Group (run monthly) – a group for siblings of those with an eating disorder

daily online support through our private strive Australia Facebook Group and the opportunity to connect, share, learn and ask questions is another benefit of being part of our EDFA community.

discounts to eating disorder events and conferences

Your membership helps EDFA with ongoing costs of running a not-for-profit organisation, and importantly, shows Government that families value, need and believe in this type of lived experience support. Strength in numbers helps EDFA lobby as the collective voice of carers for  better services, treatments, access to expert clinicians and specialised eating disorder units, to help our loved ones in their recovery journey and to acknowledge the impact of an eating disorder diagnosis on the entire family unit.

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