Overseas organisations


Butterfly FoundationA national organisation that is dedicated to changing the culture, policy and practise in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders; Supporting Australians with Eating Disorders.

National Eating Disorders Collaboration – The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) brings expertise, experience and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. Our primary purpose is to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.

Eating Disorders Victoria – Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) provides a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders. EDV incorporates a unique approach to the provision of clinical and non-clinical support services through a blend of qualified professionals and lived experience of employees and volunteers. The approach and services provided by EDV have a direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of Victorians every year.


Anorexie Boulimie Ensemble 

The association Anorexie Boulimie Ensemble pursues as objectives: To inform the widest possible public: patients, relatives, friends, teachers, social workers, educators, etc. on the different possibilities for managing the disease. Provide support through neutral individual listening , without judgment either via telephone hotline, mailbox or via support interviews. On the guide to the best the person with TCA, and his entourage, to experienced professionals or other associations.

Association Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa – The Anorexia Nervosa Association – Boulimia Nervosa is an information and meeting place where everyone with questions or concerns about eating disorders is welcome. The Association ANBN has existed since 1980 and has already had a whole history. Central is self-help in eating disorders: people help people.


Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB) – With the help of many community partnerships, both private and hospital-based, ANEB and the Maison l’Éclaircie de Québec collaborate to organise the first Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The week is held from February 2nd to 8thand has the goal of raising awareness of eating disorders and the challenges they pose.

The Arbutus Collective – A a collective of coaches and health educators with backgrounds ranging from Social Service Work, to Bereavement, Philosophy and Nutrition, who are dedicated to supporting others create joy and health in their lives. They are highly specialized, educated individuals who provide consultation, coaching, support and strategy development for all those whose lives have been affected by eating disorders and their contributing factors. Their mission extends to both the individuals directly affected, as well as those who have a family member or acquaintance experiencing body image distortion, low self-esteem and an eating disorder.

Eating Disorders Foundation Canada – An organisation that is enthusiastically behind local community groups that have set up awareness campaigns, support groups, education in the schools and much more, and sees a leadership role in bringing these local initiatives together to give them a stronger voice when it comes to provincial and federal funding.

Hopewell – An organisation that offers hope, help and healing for those struggling with disordered eating and for their family and friends. Hopewell, a not-for-profit registered charitable organization, was created in 1999 by three Ottawa mothers fuelled by a common goal to help their daughters overcome their battles with anorexia.


Askovhus – Askovhus works with rehabilitation and offers both housing, various outpatient services and an employment cycle. Our offer is especially for those who suffer from an eating disorder or are affected by psychosocial difficulties or self-harmful behavior to such an extent that it is difficult to keep everyday.


French Association for the Development of Specialized Approaches for Eating Disorders – The AFDAS-TCA decided to convene a specific committee on the prevention of anorexia-related binge eating disorders in order to reflect on preventive measures: the Prevention Commission .


Bodywhys – A national organisation that exists to  ensure support, awareness & understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for the rights and healthcare needs of people affected by eating disorders.

Obsessive Eaters Anonymous – OEA is a group of people who are recovering with an obsession with weight size or eating using the twelve step approach.



ADAO Friuli Onlus – ADAO Friuli is a non-profit, voluntary association that pursues the goal of civil, cultural and social solidarity. ADAO Friuli was founded on February 20, 2003, by a group of people who adhered to the appeal of parents, physicians and psychologists sensitive to the need to seek answers and advice on problems related to eating disorders, obesity and youth suffering.

ADAO Onlus – Since 2010, ADAO adheres to Consult @ us, the National Association of Food Behavioral Disorders, which was born to network and give voice to all DCA family and patient associations to make it more weightless only local but also national.

United States of America

Academy for Eating Disorders – The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health – Founded in 2008 by Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders became the first and only medical inpatient eating disorder treatment program in the country. Located on a dedicated medical unit at Denver Health, ACUTE patients benefit from the extensive support of a major medical hospital while receiving care from a team of experienced professionals that specializes in providing lifesaving eating disorder treatment and conducting revolutionary eating disorder research.

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) 

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) is the largest and most rigorous genetic investigation of eating disorders ever conducted. Researchers in the United States, Sweden, Australia, and Denmark will collect clinical information and blood samples from over 8,000 individuals with anorexia nervosa and individuals without an eating disorder. NGI represents a global effort to detect genetic variation that contributes to this potentially life-threatening illness. The goal of the research study is to transform our knowledge about the causes of eating disorders to work toward greater understanding and ultimately a cure.

Binge Eating Disorder AssociationBEDA is a national organization focusing on increased prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for binge eating disorder. BEDA is committed to facilitating awareness, excellence in care, and recovery for those who live and those who work with binge eating disorder through outreach and support, education, and resources.

Eating Disorders AnonymousEDA is a user-led organisation that supports others to recover from their eating disorders.

Eating Disorders HopeEating Disorder Hope promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. There mission is to foster appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause. The site offers hope, information and resources to those suffering from eating disorders, their treatment providers and loved ones by providing information, groups, articles, virtual library, books, treatment providers and events for individuals struggling with bulimia, anorexia and binge-eating disorders.

Eating Disorders Referal and Information Centre –  provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. They have an easy-to-search database that is updated daily.  They do not promote one form of treatment or one treatment center, instead their goal is to provide you the reader with all the tools necessary to make a personal and informed decision. EDReferral.com provides referrals to eating disorder professionals, treatment facilities and support groups, etc. In addition, they offer general information to inform the public about the treatment and prevention of eating disorders.

EDN Maryland – EDN (Eating Disorder Network) of Central Maryland is made up of concerned parents, family members, and professionals who live with or work with individuals affected by eating disorders. This multidisciplinary team of volunteers ensures that the mission of EDN and the resources we provide are always “family-friendly.”

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders – FEAST is 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.

National Association for Men With Eating Disorders – N.A.M.E.D.’s mission is to provide support to males with eating disorders and their families, to make the public more aware of the issue, and to be a resource of information on the subject.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders – N.A.A.A.D, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that seeks to alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. ANAD strives to educate the general public and professionals in the healthcare field to be more aware of the illnesses relating to eating disorders and methods of treatment.

National Eating Disorders Association – N.E.D.A is dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders. Whether you are an individual living with an eating disorder, a family member or friend looking to offer support to a loved one, or a treatment professional looking to help others — they have structured there site to address your needs.

Maudlsey Parents – A volunteer organization of parents who have helped their children recover from anorexia and bulimia through the use of a family-based treatment known as the Maudsley approach, an evidence-based therapy for eating disorders.


Adios Barbie – The One Stop Body Image Shop for Identity Issues including Size, Race, Media, and More. At Adios Barbie, they create articles, collaborate on campaigns, lectures, events that redefine perceptions of identity, body, beauty, and power. They are committed to creating a world where everyone is safe and at home with who they are.

'Men Get Eating Disorders Too' is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1139351.

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