strive support groups

EDFA is the only national not-for-profit organisation run by carers, for carers of those with an eating disorder. We provide parent, carer and family support groups nation wide, and our strive Carer Support Groups provide opportunities to connect with other parents and carers who share your experiences…helping you to feel less alone and isolated.

Monthly Carer Support Groups

strive Carer Support

Carer Support Groups for carers of loved ones with any type of eating disorder - three groups per month

young girl with arfid

strive ARFID

2nd Thursday each month

Siblings affected by eating disorders getting support.

EDFA's Siblings Support Group

2nd Tuesday each month

Quarterly Carer Support Groups

strive4Men support group

strive4Men

February, May, August, November

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strive Binge Eating

March, June, September, December

Bulimia is binging and purging and can lead to serious health problems if eating disorder support isn't given.

strive Bulimia

January, April, July, October

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

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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