Information for Families and Friends
This pamphlet has been written for families and friends of those with an eating disorder. It provides information and ideas on how to support your loved one.

Suggestions on supporting Adults during Meal Times
Click here to view some suggestions on how to support Adults during meal times.

Suggestions on supporting Adolescents during Meal Times
Click here to view some suggestions on how to support Adolescents during meal times.

Family & Friends Education and Support Groups
Family and Friend support groups run in the Newcastle Region.
For the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Parent Support Group (in Newcastle), contact Mark on 0414 451615.
For the Adult Eating Disorder Parent Support Group (in Newcastle) contact Toni on 0422 211922.
For areas outside of Newcastle, please contact the Eating Disorder Co-ordinator
on (02) 4925 7800.
The Butterfly Foundation also runs support groups, including online groups.

JHCH Adolescent Inpatient Program Patient/Parent Handout
This handout provides information for patients and parents on the adolescent inpatient eating disorder program run at the John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Click here to determine eligibility for a carer's payment or allowance, please follow the links on the Centrelink website.

Other Useful Resources
The Butterfly Foundation have an extensive list of resources for sufferers, parents and carers on their website.

Hunter New England Local Health District have a mental health page which comprehensively details the broader mental health services available on their website.