Resources and book reviews

The journey towards freedom from dieting or an eating disorder can be very challenging and therefore you and your family will need to be equiped with some resources. Below is a summary of some key resources which can give you knowledge, motivation and hope. Here are a few websties, helplines and books that may help you in your journey of recovery.




General information

Eating Disorders Victoria –

Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders –

The Butterfly Foundation –


Centre for Clinical Interventions –

Eating Disorders Resources –

Bodymatters Australasia –


Meal Support

F.E.A.S.T –


Mindful Eating

Susan Albers, mindful eating –



Eating Disorders Recovery Helpline – 1300 550 236

The Butterfly Foundation National Support Line – 1800 33 4673

Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14


Recommended Books

For somone with an eating disorder

  • 8 Key Steps to Recovery from and Eating Disorder. Authors: Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grab
  • Life without Ed. Authors: Jenny Schacfer and Thom Rutledge
  • Real Gorgeous Author: Kaz Cooke
  • 50 ways to soothe yourself without food. Author: Suszan Albers
  • If not dieting, then what? Author: Dr Rick Kausman

For parents, carers or friends

  • Skills Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder. The New Maudsley Method. Authors: Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane
  • Bitting the Hand that Starves you. In spiring Resistance to Anorexia/Bulimia. Authors: Richard Maisel, David Epston and Ali Borden
  • Helping your Teenager beat an Eating Disorder. Authors: Daniel Le Grange and James Lock
  • Anorexia: A survival guide for families, friends and suffers. Author: Janet Treasure