Online Information and Referral

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

Portal for eating disorders information

Butterfly Foundation

Information and resources and a national eating disorders support phone and email helpline.
Call on 1800 33 4673

Eating Disorders Victoria

Support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders including a phone and email helpline.
Call on 1300 550 236

Mental Health First Aid Australia

Training, information, and resources to assist people in supporting someone who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis.

Online Resources and Self-help

Centre for Clinical Interventions

Evidence-based (i.e., tested and shown to work) self-help interventions for body dissatisfaction and eating disorders

Binge Eating e-Therapy (BEeT) - Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders

Online cognitive behavior therapy-based self-help treatment program for binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. The program can be accessed through a research trial

Pro Youth Oz

Online program to help young people (18 – 25 years old) improve their body image. The program promotes mental health in relation to healthy eating, body satisfaction, and eating disorders. The program can be accessed through a research trial:

Self-help Books

Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

Overcoming bulimia and binge-eating: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques
Author: Peter Cooper


Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

Getting better bite by bite: A survival kit for sufferers of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders (2nd Edition)
Authors: Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure, & June Alexander

Disordered eating

The appetite awareness workbook: How to listen to your body & overcome bingeing, overeating & obsession with food
Author: Linda Craighead

Body dissatisfaction

The body image workbook: An eight step program for learning to like your looks (2nd Edition)
Author: Thomas Cash

How to Find Professional Help

Public Health Service

Your GP or health professional can give you a referral and help you to access public health services in your local area.

Headspace

National youth mental health foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing

Private Health Options

Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

List of health professionals who offer support and treatment for eating and body concerns

Australian Psychological Society

Online, telephone and email referral service for people who are seeking the assistance of a qualified psychologist

Dietitians Association of Australia

Online searchable database to find an accredited practising dietitian for expert individual nutrition advice or medical nutrition therapy