strive4Men carer support group

Support Group for male carers

EDFA has introduced a national online strive4Men Carer Support Group, for any male (or anyone who identifies as male) who is caring for an individual with an eating disorder and would like to connect with other Dads, partners, siblings, to share learnings and create community in a safe space with other men who are experiencing the often isolating journey of caring for someone with an eating disorder.

strive4Men aims to:

  • Provide a safe, supportive place for male carers to meet in a semi-structured environment which allows for both knowledge sharing and peer support
  • Provide information and resources to assist males who are 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 disorde
Parents often put themselves last when caring for someone with an eating disorder but they need to take care of themselves.

strive4Men is facilitated by Men for Men. 

Facilitators are trained volunteer carers of individuals with eating disorders.  

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

The Zoom link is available to EDFA members logged into the website here.

2022 Dates

16 November

The national online strive4Men Carer Support Group will run quarterly on the  3rd Wednesday of the month, 8.00pm AEDT.

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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