Find treatment and support for eating disorders

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There are services that exist specifically to provide support for eating disorders across Australia. Below you will find the services available in your state and details on how to contact them.

If you need to talk to somebody right now you can find the Parent Line number for your state here.

National services

The Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation provides personalised coping strategies and support for eating disorders, and information to help increase your understanding of the illness. They also offer guidance on treatment options and connections with other services and specialists.

  • Helpline: 1800 334 673 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)
  • Text based chat: Speak to somebody online here (Mon - Fri, 8am - 9pm)
  • Email support: support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

National Eating Disorder Collaboration

The National Eating Disorder Collaboration is a great resource for up to date information and research on eating disorders and support services.

Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria

Eating Disorders Victoria is a state-based source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families.

  • Helpline: 1300 550 236 (Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5pm)
  • Email support: help@eatingdisorders.org.au

New South Wales

See information for The Butterfly Foundation above.

Queensland

Eating Disorders Association Inc Queensland

The Eating Disorders Association Inc. provides information, referral services and support for eating disorders in the state of Queensland.

  • Phone: 07 3394 3661
  • Email: admin@eda.org.au

The Eating Issues Centre

The Eating Issues Centre works with people over age 16 with eating issues such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating, providing counselling, group therapy and peer support.

  • Phone: 07 3844 6055
  • Email: info@isis.org.au

South Australia

Statewide Eating Disorder Service (SEDS)

SEDS provide assessment, care and information for people living with an eating disorder or where one might be developing.

  • Phone: 08 8198 0800

Centacare Catholic Family Services Adelaide

The PACE service provides a range of recovery services for people living with panic, anxiety, OCD and eating disorders, and those who support them.

  • Phone: 080 8159 1400
  • Email: enquiries@centacare.org.au

Western Australia

Women's Health Works

Women’s Health Works provides women with a range of education, information and support for eating disorders, including self help groups for people experiencing an eating disorder.

  • Phone: 08 9300 1566
  • Email: BEP@whfs.org.au

Tasmania

Tasmania Recovery From Eating Disorders (TRED)

TRED provides information and support groups for people experiencing an eating disorder.

  • Phone: 0417 143 084
  • Email: jo.cook@tred.org.au

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