strive Daily Support Forum

When a loved one has an eating disorder, finding people who ‘get it’ is not easy. 

Our strive Carer Support Program includes a private, daily support forum on Facebook – a 24/7 community for parents and caregivers of those with eating disorders, run by carers for carers.

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The strive Australia Facebook group provides a supportive community and a safe, confidential, comfortable space, for adult caregivers of individuals living with an eating disorder. 

Group members support each other to feel more empowered, validated and confident by providing reassurance, sharing knowledge and lived experience. The group provides hope and optimism that recovery is possible and helps carers to feel less alone.

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EDFA also uses this platform to share updates on the broader strive program and upcoming EDucation webinars,  links to eating disorder resources, and opportunities to participate in research and advocate for better support for eating disorders. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join the strive Australia Daily Support Forum?

Membership of the group is for adult caregivers (residing in Australia) of individuals living with an eating disorder. This could include parents, partners, adult siblings, extended family or friends in a caregiving role.

Do I need to be a member of EDFA to join strive Australia Daily Support Forum?

No, you don’t need to be a member of EDFA, but you do need to be a parent or caregiver of someone experiencing an eating disorder. When you request to join, you will be asked three questions to confirm you are a caregiver, and this will be forwarded to the Forum moderators for approval. This process can take up to 48 hours.

I am a clinician, and work in a service that treats people with eating disorders. Am I able to join the Support Group?

The Facebook group provides a peer support community for our members, and we need to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. We ask that caregivers who also work in the eating disorders sector or carer space contact us to discuss the nature of their role before joining the group. 

How is my privacy protected on the strive Australia daily support forum?

strive Australia is a closed group and unless you are a parent or caregiver of a person with an eating disorder, you aren’t permitted to join. Every post is moderated by a trained forum facilitator with lived experience.

How will the group benefit me on my journey?

Being part of a group of ‘lived experience’ experts, as well as parents and carers at varying stages of the recovery journey can be validating and empowering, but most of all, supportive.  

EDFA also provides daily inspiration, thought provoking insights, news, events and articles for all members of the Daily support forum.

Group Rules

To ensure the Facebook groups are a safe and confidential space for our members to share experiences and support each other, all members must agree to the group rules. Please review the group rules before joining.

Our Facebook groups are moderated seven days a week by volunteers who have lived experience of looking after someone with an eating disorder. 

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