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 each month 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 disorder
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.  

The national online strive4Men Carer Support Group will run quarterly on the 4th Thursday of the month, 7:30 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

25 November 

2022 Dates

24 February I 26 May I 25 August I 24 November

To attend strive carer support groups, 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 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.

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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