Maudsley Parents is a volunteer organization of parents who have helped their children recover from an eating disorder using Family-Based Treatment (FBT). The organization’s site can be reached by clicking here. The site contains a range of information about FBT including frequently asked questions, family stories and common misconceptions.
National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) Carers Resource
The NEDC recognises that family and friends play a crucial role in the care, support and recovery of people with eating disorders. They have published a carer’s guide that can be accessed. The NEDC website section for families, friends and carers provides further useful information.
Eating Disorders Victoria Carers Forum and Reading List
EDV and SANE Australia have teamed up to design and deliver an online forum for carers. The forum is anonymous, free of charge and available to Australians over 18 years of age. This online peer-to-peer support system can be accessed at www.eatingdisorders.saneforums.org.
The Butterfly Foundation Support Group
The Butterfly Foundation runs a monthly support group, facilitated by counsellors, open to any individual 18 years or over who is a parent, partner, grandparent, caring friend or other carer of a person with an eating disorder. More information including dates and times can be found here.
Feed Your Instinct
Feed Your Instinct (FYI) is an interactive tool designed to support parents of children and young people experiencing different types of eating and/or body image problems. FYI aims to highlight common warning signs and provide useful information about eating and/or body image problems. It will also provide you with guidance on how to help your child with these problems at home, and suggest options for further support. Visit the Feed You Instinct Website