We are here because we’ve been there.
You’ve found us: the global organization of and serving parents like you around the world. We are here to help you understand your son or daughter’s eating disorder, support you in helping them get appropriate treatment, and get you the information you need to help them recover and thrive.
This website is about you. Your learning, your confidence, your resources. No two families have the same needs or path, but we know what kind of information and skills help families be resilient and strong through the process. We can help you discover your unique toolkit.
We believe in families. We believe in full recovery. We believe information is power and good treatment saves lives. Welcome to our community, and these resources. In no time you will be paying it forward to support others: Welcome.
AROUND THE F.E.A.S.T. TABLE
Imagine your child was diagnosed with cancer or a heart defect and none of the professionals you met for many months while awaiting referral to a specialist seemed to know what to do… this is a nightmare faced by many parents with a life-threatening eating disorder, and this site is a spectacular resource with up-to-date, evidence-based information and superb peer support. Even for those receiving excellent clinical care, it provides a depth of empathy and practical advice often not available elsewhere. I often refer parents to this site and am delighted to have it available for the wonderful parents I see at the hospital who are trying to find the best ways to help their ill child.
FEAST is a godsend for anyone who has a child or loved one suffering from an eating disorder. Their Around the Dinner Table forum provides a moderated venue to get support and advice from other parents and caregivers 24/7. As research changes our general knowledge about eating disorders, FEAST has partnered with a top-notch advisory team to create pamphlets that explain the neurobiology of eating disorders, how to choose treatment providers, and how families can come to terms to help their child. FEAST believes parents are a key component of the treatment team and provides resources to make us more effective team members
There won’t be enough space to write about the support that FEAST gives. Imagine being worried that your child may die but not know who you can talk to about it. Imagine the stigma of mental illness, and how it consumes every minute of every day. FEAST gives you access to a 24 hour a day service, with people coming together from around the world to offer support and a listening ear. We are still on our FEAST journey, but in a more positive place – thanks to the support, information and friends I have made through this amazing organisation. FEAST should be the website that all GPS give to a worried parent on their first visit, as the advice and support you would receive is priceless.
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I’ve done a LOT of volunteering with various orgs over the years and I need you to know this, never have I felt prouder of or more appreciated by a group of people. Thank you for so warmly embracing me, for your faith in me and for your vision of what I may be able to do!