Seeking professional support will reduce the amount of stress you carry and improve your capacity to care for someone with an eating disorder.
Support can come from:
- Your family doctor or GP
- Another medical or mental health specialist
- A community-based organisation or centre
- A state or national organisation
Community-based organisations and respite centres are equipped with trained professionals who often possess a substantial amount of knowledge about eating disorders and about how to care for someone with an eating disorder.
All of these organisations and professionals can:
- Assist you with skills-based support about how to recognise eating disorder signs, and confront and manage someone with eating disorder
- Provide support and advice about your own physical and psychological wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of the person you are caring for
- Help you find employment; this can be beneficial for carers who need to change their working conditions in order to care for someone with an eating disorder
- Provide information booklets and brochures to help you stay informed
- Direct you to peer support groups and networks or other professionals, for further help and assistance
Finding a support organisation
Below is a directory of eating disorder support organisations in Australia. Click on one of the links to filter your search.
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