Early Identification

Are you concerned someone you love may have an Eating Disorder?

If you have eating disorder symptoms you should take the early identification test

Eating disorder symptoms can vary from person to person, and be masked in many different ways.

They are serious and potentially life-threatening mental illnesses.

Eating disorders don’t discriminate. They affect all ages, cultural and socioeconomic groups and both genders. Take the Eating Disorder test here.

Eating Disorders include: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Otherwise Specified Feeding Eating Disorder (OSFED) and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

Experience tells us it’s critical to identify eating disorders as early as possible. Families are often the first to notice early warning signs and eating disorder symptoms.

Online Eating Disorder tool

Feed Your Instinct (FYI) is an interactive tool designed to support parents of children and young people experiencing different types of eating and/or body image problems.

FYI aims to highlight common warning signs and eating disorder symptoms, and provide useful information about eating and/or body image problems. It will also provide you with guidance on how to help your child with these problems at home, and suggest options for further support.

Watch the videos below to learn more about disordered eating and what to look for.

Looking for an eating disorder clinician? A great place to look is the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) which has a search tool for finding a clinician local to you. 

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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