F.E.A.S.T. Australia Task Force

F.E.A.S.T. Australia Task Force


The Task Force seeks to:

  • share information about eating disorder treatment across all Australian States and Territories
  • address eating disorders issues and concerns specifically relevant in an Australia context
  • raise awareness about F.E.A.S.T in Australia
  • promote F.E.A.S.T's goals
  • encourage use of the website and the At the Dinner Table forum

The task force is chaired jointly by Carolin Gray and Bridget Bonnin and will report to the FEAST executive and Board. Tasks to be undertaken will be subject to approval by the F.E.A.S.T executive, and in some instances by the F.E.A.S.T board.

If you would like to be part of this group or even just be on the email list to hear what is going on, please join us. Most of the task force's communication will be undertaken by email.  If you choose to join the task force, you will need to be prepared to share with the group your email address and the State or Territory where you live.

If you are interested, please contact Bridget or Carolin at the addresses below.


Bridget Bonnin   - babonnin@gmail.com
Carolin Gray - carolhgray@gmail.com

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Regarding Support Groups and Trainings For Parents/Carers

Regarding Support Groups and Trainings For Parents/Carers

F.E.A.S.T. is not able to evaluate the philosophical approach or quality of the groups below. Some support groups may be facilitated by or have an atmosphere that is based on older treatment models that distance or blame parents. F.E.A.S.T. advises parents to research in advance and to seek optimistic, science-based support environments that help parents be engaged and assertive.

Support groups in Australia

Eating Disorders Victoria (http://www.eatingdisorders.org.au)
Eating Disorders Vctoria offers Support Groups for Families & Friends, and Combined Patient/Family Groups. More information on times and location can be found here: http://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/types-of-support-group

Womens Healthworks (www.womenshealthworks.org.au)
Parent Education and Support Program
The Parent/Partner Education and Support Program (PESP) is a service for anyone who has a loved one with an eating disorder. This may be a parent, sibling, partner, friend or adult child. 

If you would like to find out when the next group starts or to be considered for future groups, please telephone WOMEN’S Healthworks. 

Phone: 08 9300 1566 Email: coordinatorBEP@womenshealthworks.org.au

TRED (Tasmania Recovery from Eating Disorders)
Hobart Family and Friends Groups: 
Please call Jo Cook or email to register for next group 0417143084
105 Macquarie St, The Basement
For more information admin@tred.org.au 

TRED (Tasmania Recovery from Eating Disorders)
Launceston Family and Friends Groups: 

Please call Jo Cook to register 0417143084
Emanuel Centre
123 Abbot Street, Launceston
Gold coin donation. For more information admin@tred.org.au 

The Eating Disorders Foundation
Family & Friends Support Groups
Northern Districts Support Group Meet 3rd Thursday of every month 7:15pm. Southern Districts Support Group Meet 1st Tuesday of every month 7:00pm http://www.edf.org.au 

Barwon Health's Eating Disorders Services
Geelong Clinic, Townsend Rd, St Albans Park, at 7-9pm every Tuesday for the next five weeks. Dr King on 5227 8481.

Family Information Program
The Eating Disorders Resource Centre in Queensland offers a four week information and support group specifically for families and friends of people with eating disorders. The group will run every Tuesday for four weeks from 6.30 to 8.30pm
Rosemount, Cartright St, Windsor.
To register, please call the Resource Centre on (07) 3394 3661. www.eda.org.au/groups.html

Family Skills Training Program
The Eating Disorders Resource Centre in Queensland
Every Tuesday for six weeks from 6.30 to 8.30pm
Rosemount, Cartright St, Windsor.
To register, please contact the Resource Centre on (07) 3394 3661. www.eda.org.au/groups.html

Off The C.U.F.F Parent Skills Group 
A Skills Based Support Group Programme designed to empower and strengthen parents who have a child with an Eating Disorder. Bankstown, NSW.
Let us know...

Let us know...

Do you run or know of a support group for parents/carers of eating disorder patients?
We're on the lookout for positive environments for parents to learn and support one another. Please email us with details:


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