strive ARFID support group

What is ARFID?

ARFID is an eating disorder in which individuals avoid certain foods / eating, resulting in a failure to meet nutritional requirements.
Managing ARFID requires additional and specialist skills.
When your child doesn't want to eat could it be something more serious, like an eating disorder?

New ARFID Support Group

It’s much easier to manage when you feel supported, and less alone.

Our strive ARFID online national support group will support, teach, reassure, inform, validate and empower parents and carers to effectively support their child on their journey to recovery from ARFID.


strive online ARFID National Support Group for carers will run quarterly from the 25th March.

2021 Dates

25 March | 24 June | 23 September, | 23 December

To attend a strive support group, parents and carers need to be members of EDFA.


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

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.

Membership gives access to monthly state-based strive carer support groups, twice monthly education sessions, monthly sibling support, quarterly strive support groups for carers of people with ARFID and Bulimia as well as a group for male carers and access to the members-only National strive Australia page providing connection with & support from fellow parents and carers all over Australia. Members will also receive discounts to eating disorder events and conferences. Daily online support through our striveFacebook pages and the opportunity to connect, share, learn and ask questions is another benefit of being part of our EDFA community.

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 ED 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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