strive Carer Support Groups

strive Carer Support Groups

Caring for a loved one with an eating disorder can be incredibly isolating. We get it, because we have ‘lived it too’. We know how overwhelming, frustrating and frightening caring for someone with an eating disorder can be.

Our strive Carer Support Groups for eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED, ARFID and more) run monthly.

All groups are held online, and carers are welcome to attend all groups, regardless of where you live. 

Monthly Groups:

2nd Wednesday – 8:00pm (AEDT)
3rd Tuesday – 11:00pm (AEDT), 8:00pm (AWST)
4th Thursday – 8:30pm (AEDT)

Special strive Carer Support Groups

We deliver online Special strive Carer Support Groups for parents and caregivers of those with the following eating disorders:

We also run strive4Men, a national group for males and those who identify as male. This group is run quarterly, and facilitated by men with lived experience as carers. 

strive Carer Support Groups:

  • Provide a safe, supportive place for carers to meet each month in a semi-structured environment which allows for both knowledge sharing and peer support
  • Provide information and resources to assist parents and carers to understand eating disorders and their integral role in recovery
  • Encourage empowerment of carers in their role in the recovery of the person with the eating disorder
  • Are run by trained volunteer carers, for carers.


All strive Carer Support Groups are run online. You will find links to join the online meetings here.

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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