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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?

Family and friends can be a vital part of your care team when you’re accessing support for an eating disorder.

What can someone expect?

Your family and/or friends can assist in finding the most appropriate services or supports to meet your needs and achieve your goals.

Professionals supporting you will include your family in discussions and treatment planning where possible and with your permission.

They will also often encourage you to bring a support person like a family member or a friend to your first appointment if you feel it will be helpful.

Who is this for?

If you’re working towards your goals and accessing professional services, you can also involve your family and friends as part of your care team.

How can someone access it?

If you would like your friends or family to learn more about eating disorders and how they can support you, you can share this resource with them:

Understanding Eating Disorders eBook, Eating Disorders Queensland

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