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?

National 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.


The national online strive ARFID Carer Support Group for carers runs on the 4th Thursday of each month, 7:30pm AEDT. The Zoom link is available to EDFA members logged into the website here, and will be emailed out to members prior to each meeting.

2021 Dates

28 October I 25 November I 23 December

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


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:

 – 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;

 – monthly state-based strive carer support groups

 – twice monthly education sessions

 – monthly sibling support group

 – monthly national strive ARFID carer support group

 – quarterly strive support groups for carers of people with  Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, as well as a group for male carers

 – discounts to eating disorder events and conferences. 

 – daily online support through our strive Australia Facebook page 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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