Strive Bendigo Eating Disorders Parents Support Group

Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) is a volunteer, not-for-profit support & advocacy organisation for parents & carers of people with eating disorders, run by carers with lived experience.

Navigating care for someone with these debilitating mental illnesses can be extremely complicated, difficult, challenging, overwhelming, frightening & isolating.

EDFA was formed because we recognise the importance of parents/partners/carers in supporting a loved one with an Eating Disorder, but also the struggles & barriers they face while trying to help them reach recovery.

Face to face support groups for these carers are empowering by providing current knowledge, offering ideas which may be helpful, teaching skills, providing a means of connection & self-care & in simply realising you are not alone in this battle.

Join our private Facebook group,

‘Melbourne Eating Disorders Parent Support Group’

Meeting details

4th Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm-8.30pm, Bendigo Croquet Club, 185-189 Barnard Street, Bendigo (next to Bowls Club)

Frequently asked questions

Who is this group for?

Parents & carers of people with Eating Disorders

Is there a cost?

Join EDFA for $25 annual family membership plus gold coin donation at monthly meeting for tea/coffee & facilities

Can the person I'm looking after attend the carer support group meetings with me?


Is there care available for the person I am looking after while I attend the meeting?


What activities does the group undertake throughout the year?

Support, Teach, Reassure, Inform, Validate, Empower (strive)

Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?


Bendigo Croquet Club, 185-189 Barnard Street, Bendigo (next to Bowls Club)


Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA)

Christine Naismith


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