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Eating disorders

Family and friends

Informal support provided by the loved ones of a person experiencing an eating disorder

What is it?

You can talk to family or friends about what you are experiencing if you’re worried you might have an eating disorder.

What can someone expect?

Talking to family and friends can be a non-threatening way for you to share your concerns with someone you trust. You can work with your family and friends to find support and begin the recovery process.

There are resources you can access to learn more about what you’re experiencing and tips for approaching your family members or friends.

Resources will generally be written in plain language and easy to understand.

Who is this for?

If you’re worried you might have an eating disorder, you may want to talk to your family or friends about your concerns.

How can someone access it?

Information resources and self-assessment tools can help you prepare to talk to your family and friends about what you’re experiencing.

My Recovery Journey webpage, Eating Disorders Victoria

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