Eating Disorders Peer Support for Families and Carers
Eating disorders peer support is critical for families and carers and should be accessed as soon as possible in the journey of caring for someone with an eating disorder. Peer support can be in-person or online.
For access to in persons peer support, contact your state peak eating disorder body (see
For online options see below
The Around The Dinner Table forum is a free eating disorders peer support service provided for families and carers by F.E.A.S.T. It is moderated by kind, experienced parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world. If you need help using the forum please reach out to one of the moderators.
“WHEN THE PARENT IS SUPPORTED THE PATIENT IS SUPPORTED”
Closed Facebook groups
ATDTfb: An international peer support group for eating disorder caregivers on Facebook as a supplementary support forum to the F.E.A.S.T Around the Dinner Table online Forum.
Eating Disorder Parent Support (EDPS): An international peer support group for adults who care, or have cared for a loved one with an eating disorder. We are here for peer-to-peer sharing, support, education, guidance, encouragement, and to offer HOPE as we support our loved ones toward recovery
Both of these groups provide a private environment for connecting with other caregivers and cater for all types of caregivers from parents, friends, siblings and spouses.