Eating Disorders Carer Support

Support, Resources & Advocacy for Carers in New Zealand/ Aotearoa

About EDCS

Eating Disorders Carer Support is a New Zealand/Aotearoa registered non-profit charitable trust which supports all carers of people with eating disorders or disordered eating.

EDCS provides Lived Experience Peer support, educational materials, community awareness and advocacy at all levels.

We believe that recovery is possible and achievable at all ages and all stages. 

Finding Support

AUT Eating Disorder research

We are seeking to hear carers of a loved one who is diagnosed with or suspected of having an eating disorder. We want to learn about what supports you accessed as a caregiver, your experiences of these supports and how these supports could be improved. This anonymous survey will take around 10-20 minutes. 

Eating Disorder and mental health article

Sarah Rowland, the co-founder and co-chairperson of EDCS, states that "Caregivers are at the core of treatment for recovery, but often they’re confused or overwhelmed and not able to adequately research any support options". The Press. 

Eating Disorder Acronyms

Terminology: All the acronyms used with eating disorders can be confusing. AN, ARFID, ASD, BED, BN, FBT, WR and then WR+!. EDCS has compiled a list of the most commonly used acronyms used in conjunction with an eating disorder.