Carer Resources & Links
Maudsley Parents - http://www.maudsleyparents.org/
A volunteer organization of parents who have helped their children recover from anorexia or bulimia nervosa using a family-based treatment known as the Maudsley approach. This is an evidence-based therapy for eating disorders. Includes a range of materials such as videos, book reviews, information on treatment providers, and “Ask an expert”. This website is aimed at parents of children and adolescents with an eating disorder.
F.E.A.S.T. - http://www.feast-ed.org/
An international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders. Includes a 24 hr live online forum for parents and adult carers of eating disorder patients around the world (http://www.aroundthedinnertable.org/).
Institute of Psychiatry – King’s College London Eating Disorder Research - http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/sites/edu/?id=131
Professor Janet Treasure and her team at the Maudsley Hospital in South London have developed a number of resources for carers of people with eating disorders, including a downloadable Toolkit, information leaflets and videos.
Butterfly foundation - http://www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/
Support Line: 1800 ED HOPE / 1800 33 4673
The Butterfly Foundation is a not-for-profit Australian organisation dedicated to bringing about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image. Includes information about services for carers and sufferers, current research, education and fundraising events.
Eating Disorders Victoria - http://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/
Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria. This site provides information for Family and Friends and lists support services that are available in Victoria. There is also an online community for families, friends and partners of people with an eating disorder that includes a forum and live chatroom (Care & Share)
b-eat - http://www.b-eat.co.uk/
Beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. Access information, resources and services for carers through the Help and Support tab.
Academy of Eating Disorders - http://www.aedweb.org/
The Academy of Eating Disorders is an association of professionals dedicated to research, education, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Their website includes a number of online videos aimed at the general public that feature experts explaining current research-based understandings of eating disorders.
Something Fishy - http://www.something-fishy.org/
Something Fishy provides information about Eating Disorders, advice on approaching someone you care about who has an eating disorder, and online forums for family and friends.
Empowered Parents - http://www.empoweredparents.com/
Empowered Parents contains numerous articles written by an experienced psychotherapist on healthy eating, eating disorders, treatment, prevention and parents’ issues.
Real Time Health – Digital Health Network - http://realtimehealth.com/
RealTime Health have developed a 'Speaking From Experience' video series which offers hundreds of patient and carer stories on a range of conditions, including eating disorders.
The Eating Disorders Association Inc Queensland http://www.eda.org.au/
Best Drug Rehabilitation: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Eating Addictions - http://www.
bestdrugrehabilitation.com/ anorexia-nervosa-bulimia-and- eating-addictions/
A great web page with information on the different types of eating disorders and lots of helpful resources.
Carer Assist - http://www.sfnsw.org.au/Carer/Carer-Assist-Home/default.aspx
Carer Assist is a service that provides individual advocacy, support, education and training programs to families and carers of someone who has a mental illness in partnership with the Greater Southern, Hunter New England and Sydney South West Area Health Services.
Mental Health Carers ARAFMI (Association of Relatives And Friends of the Mentally Ill) NSW - http://www.arafmi.org/
ARAFMI NSW is a community organisation of families, carers and friends of people living with a mental illness. They provide support, education and advocacy in order to help people effectively fulfil their caring role. Includes personal carer experiences, news articles, online forums
Working Carers Gateway - http://www.workingcarers.org.au/
A website for carers juggling work and caring roles. Includes carer fact sheets, a service directory and information for Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) carers.
Top 10 Tips for Parents - please click HERE for an information sheet on the things parents can do to maintain positive, healthy attitudes and behaviours around eating. (Click on "Tips and Fact Sheets" and then click on the first link "10 Things Parents Can Do To Prevent Eating Disorders").
Please click HERE to view a selection of books on eating disorders (After you click on the link and are taken to the new page, click on "Books").
Carers NSW - http://www.carersnsw.asn.au/
Carers NSW is the peak organisation for carers in NSW. They are a division of Carers Australia (link - http://national.carersaustralia.com.au/) that provides information to carers of people with a disability, mental illness, substance dependencies, chronic conditions, terminal illness or who are frail. As well as a host of information and resources, Carers NSW provide education sessions and workshops on issues relating to the caring role. Also check out the interactive “Carer Life Course” program that identifies the six common phases of the caring role.