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Low Cost Eating Disorder Resources

Posted By Majella Jones (APD)  

Low Cost Eating Disorder Resources 

 

for Support, Access and Independent learning opportunities

 

We understand that it can be hard to access services due to a number of barriers, including extensive waitlists and costs associated with many specialist health services. 

 

We have put together a list of the leading organisations providing free or low cost support, resources, education and treatment facilities available in Victoria. 

 

This is in hopes to ease the process of navigating the wide array of resources and information out there about eating disorders, recovery and treatment available.

 

This document is intended to be easy to use; we categorised what is offered by these organisations in their available Services, Programs, Learning and Resources. 

 

You’ll find these listed below with their title and direct links to their associated webpages.

 

Contents

 

This resource contains a list of established organisations within Australia, primarily within Melbourne (Naarm) Victoria. This list contains the different resources available through services, programs, resources and facilities with the links to access their relevant webpages.

 

Services

Includes different practitioner services available at different organisations, as well as some resources on how to access them (such as the referral process if required).

 

Programs

Includes the variety of support programs available for people suffering from disordered eating as well as for their carers. It also includes how to access different workshops and classes available through the organisation.

 

Learning

Shows the learning platforms and opportunities available through different organisations, centering around disordered eating and recovery.

 

Resources

Lists the variety of resources available at the leading organisations designed to support client and carer access and knowledge of the medical system and treatment available. This includes resources on: accessing services; support in applying for Eating Disorder Care Plans; accessing medicare and rebates; factsheets on eating disorders and recovery; guides for doctors and medical practices; support lines; and for navigating treatment pathways.



Facilities

This lists the available facilities providing inpatient, outpatient and day programs in the Private and Public health sectors. It outlines the eligible age range and health facility (typically hospitals) with links to the relevant pages with further information.

 

LGBTQIA+ Services

Organisations providing support inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community.

 



Services

 

Organisation

Service

Link

Butterfly Foundation

 
 

Refer to our Services

https://butterfly.org.au/health-professionals/refer-to-our-services/

 

Referral Database

https://events.butterfly.org.au/portal/ReferralSearch/SearchTreatment

Eating Disorders Victoria

 
 

Peer Mentoring Program

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/peer-mentoring-program/

 

SE-ED Program

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/edv-se-ed-program/

 

Telehealth Counseling Service

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/eating-disorder-wellbeing-support-program/

 

Telehealth Nurse

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/telehealth-nurse/

 

Dietitian

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/eating-disorder-dietitian/

 

Psychology Clinic

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/eating-disorder-psychologist/



Programs

 

Organisation

Service

Link

Butterfly Foundation

 
 

Youth Program

https://butterfly.org.au/get-support/outpatient-treatment-programs/youth-program/

 

Recovery Program Emerging

https://butterfly.org.au/get-support/support-programs/recovery-program-emerging/

 

Recovery Support Groups - Online

https://butterfly.org.au/get-support/online-support-groups/

 

Face-to-Face Support Groups

https://butterfly.org.au/get-support/face-to-face-support-groups/

Eating Disorders Victoria

 
 

Workshops and Group Programs

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/workshops-and-group-programs/

 

LGBTQIA+ Support Group, BLOOM

https://events.humanitix.com/bloom-online-support-group

 

Larger Body Support Group, VIVA

https://events.humanitix.com/viva-online-support-group

 

ED and other health conditions, COSMO

https://events.humanitix.com/cosmo-online-support-group

 

Binge Eating and other compensatory behaviours, BEYOND

https://events.humanitix.com/beyond-online-support-group

 

Restrictive and other compensatory behaviours, REACH

https://events.humanitix.com/reach-online-support-group

 

For carers and support, rALLY

https://events.humanitix.com/rally-online-support-group

 

Carer Courses

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/edv-carer-courses/

 

Events - Workshops and Programs

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/whats-on-at-edv/



Learning

 

Organisation

Service

Link

Eating Disorders Victoria

 
 

Thinkific - eLearning Platform

https://eatingdisordersvictoria.thinkific.com/

Centre of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED)

 
 

For Carers: Feed Your Instrinct

https://feedyourinstinct.com.au/

 

Reach Out and Recover

https://reachoutandrecover.com.au/





Resources

 

Organisation

Service

Link

Eating Disorders Victoria

 
 

Understanding Medicare ED Plans FAQ

https://butterfly.org.au/health-professionals/understanding-medicare-eating-disorder-plans-faqs/

 

Resources (Factsheets)

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/eating-disorders-a-z/eating-disorder-facts-and-resources/

 

Hub - Contact Helpline

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/eating-disorder-helpline/

 

Book Store

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/find-support/eating-disorder-wellbeing-support-program/

 

Talking to my Doctor

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/my-eating-disorder-recovery-journey/talking-to-my-eating-disorder-doctor/

 

Medicare for EDs

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/eating-disorders-a-z/medicare-eating-disorders/

 

Treatment Pathways for Adults

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/my-eating-disorder-recovery-journey/eating-disorder-treatment-for-adults/#

 

Treatment Pathways for Children and Young People

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/my-eating-disorder-recovery-journey/eating-disorder-treatment-for-children-and-young-people/

 

Cost of ED Treatment

https://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/my-eating-disorder-recovery-journey/cost-of-eating-disorder-treatment/

Inside Out

 
 

Treatment Team Builder

https://insideoutinstitute.org.au/treatment-team-builder/#gsc.tab=0

 

Medicare Process

https://insideoutinstitute.org.au/medicare/for-me/process

National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)

 
 

Consumer Checklist

https://nedc.com.au/assets/NEDC-Resources/Consumer_checklist_final.pdf

 

ED Treatment and Management Plan

https://nedc.com.au/eating-disorder-resources/ed-treatment-and-mangement-plans/

Centre of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED)

 
 

Accessing Treatment Services in Victoria

https://ceed.org.au/service-systems-victoria/accessing-treatment-services-in-victoria-overview/

 

Access: Youth (under 18)

https://ceed.org.au/service-systems-victoria/children-and-adolescents-under-18-years/

 

Access: Young Adults (18-25)

https://ceed.org.au/service-systems-victoria/young-adults-between-18-25-years/

 

Access:Adults (25+)

https://ceed.org.au/service-systems-victoria/adults-over-25-years/

 

Resources and Guidelines (links)

https://ceed.org.au/resources-and-links/



Facilities

 

Organisation / Service

Link

Notes

Public Health Inpatient

 

Barwon Health

https://www.barwonhealth.org.au/services-departments/mental-health/item/eating-disorder-service

Provides support to children and youth (up to 25 years)

The Royal Childrens Hospital

https://www.rch.org.au/adolescent-medicine/eating-disorders-service/

Services are mainly for young people aged 0-15 years and their families.

Alfred Health

https://www.alfredhealth.org.au/services/eating-disorders/

Provides treatment for people up to 24 years of age

The Royal Melbourne, NorthWestern

https://www.nwmh.org.au/professionals/services/specialty-services/eating-disorders-program/inpatient-program

Provides treatment for adults (18 years and over).

St Vincents, Austin Health

https://www.svhm.org.au/our-services/departments-and-services/b/body-image-eating-disorders-treatment-and-recovery-service-betrs

Provides support to anyone over the age of 18

Monash Heath

https://monashhealth.org/services/eating-disorders/

provides intensive support to individuals 18 years of age and over.

Bendigo Health

https://www.bendigohealth.org.au/AdultCommunityMentalHealth/

Provides to adult patients aged 25 to 65 years living in the Bendigo region.

Private Health Inpatient

 

Geelong Clinic

https://thegeelongclinic.com.au/inpatient-services/eating-disorders

Specifically designed to assist patients 16 years and above,

The Melbourne Clinic

https://themelbourneclinic.com.au/services/inpatient-programs/eating-disorders

Services are for people aged 18 and above. Under 18 can have appointments with Psychiatrists.

Public Health Outpatient

 

Monash Health

https://monashhealth.org/services/eating-disorders/

Provides treatment to people over the age of 18.

The Royal Melbourne, NorthWestern

https://www.nwmh.org.au/professionals/services/specialty-services/eating-disorders-program/outpatient-clinic

Provides treatment for adults (18 years and over).

Public Health Day Programs

 

The Royal Melbourne, NorthWestern

https://www.nwmh.org.au/professionals/services/specialty-services/eating-disorders-program

Provides treatment for adults (18 years and over).

St Vincents Hospital

https://www.svhm.org.au/our-services/departments-and-services/b/body-image-eating-disorders-treatment-and-recovery-service-betrs

Provides treatment to people aged 12-24 years.

Monash Health

https://monashhealth.org/services/eating-disorders/

Provides intensive treatment to individuals aged 12-24 years.

Geelong Clinic

https://thegeelongclinic.com.au/day-services/eating-disorders-RISE

For adults aged 16 and above, with attendance required once a week for 8 weeks.

Barwon Health

https://www.barwonhealth.org.au/services-departments/mental-health/item/eating-disorder-service

Group program for carers of people with an eating disorder, which runs three times / year for six weeks.

Private Health Day Programs

 

The Melbourne Clinic

https://themelbourneclinic.com.au/services/inpatient-programs/eating-disorders

Provides support to people aged 18 and above. Under 18 can have appointments with Psychiatrists.




LGBTQIA+ Services

 

Organisation

Link

About

QLife

https://qlife.org.au/

A nationwide service that provides anonymous and free LGBTQ+ peer support.

Rainbow Network

https://www.rainbownetwork.com.au/directory

Directory to connect people with LGBTIQA+ groups and services all over Victoria.

QueerSpace

https://www.queerspace.org.au/

LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service providing peer support, counselling and professional development services.

Acon

https://www.acon.org.au/

Community organisation (based in Sydney) providing LGBTQIA+ specialised health services and support.

Rainbow Door

https://www.rainbowdoor.org.au/

Free specialist LGBTIQA+ helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family.

Twenty10

https://www.twenty10.org.au/

LGBTQIA+ (based in Sydney) service providing a broad range of specialised services for young people aged 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support.

The Melbourne Clinic

https://themelbourneclinic.com.au/about-1/lgbtiq

Provides LGBTQIA+ inclusive services



Community Health Organisations

https://www.health.vic.gov.au/community-health/community-health-directory