Reach Out and Recover (ROAR) is an early intervention resource for eating disorders.

This interactive resource has been developed for adults who have eating and body concerns and who may be at risk of developing an eating disorder. ROAR assists adults to identify problems with eating and body image, promotes appropriate help-seeking, and provides guidance on how to seek the right support.

ROAR has been developed in response to consumer experiences of recognising and identifying eating and body problems, and insights into the challenges and experience of seeking assistance in the health sector for their eating and body concerns. These insights have been combined with expertise from health professionals and research to provide a comprehensive tool to guide and support concerned people.

ROAR is supported by the Victorian Government.


The Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) team would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the following people for their support and valuable contribution to the development of FYI:

  • SooMediaLabs (SML) for the web development and design of ROAR.
  • Ms Rachel King for sharing her innovative work developing the FYI early intervention resource for parents concerned about a young person at risk of developing an eating disorder.
  • Ms Stacey Star for managing the initial scoping work for the tool, developing the initial concept and look/feel of tool from a consumer perspective.
  • Dr Siân McLean for development of the content of the site and structure of the reports.
  • Dr Mark Brown for conducting consumer consultation on barriers to and experiences of treatment seeking
  • Mr Alex Ferguson for his film work and editing.
  • George, June, Stacey, and Tara for sharing their stories.
  • Expert reviewers Dr Scott Griffiths, Dr Karen Gwee, Dr Laura Hart, Dr Isabel Krug, and Ms Fiona Sutherland

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