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Eating Disorders Outreach

The Eating Disorders Program provides assessment and treatment for individuals experiencing

  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • disordered eating behaviours

Eating disorders are serious mental health disorders characterized by excessive concern with weight and shape.  Those affected may have dangerously low body weight and restrictive eating habits, or normal weight and behaviours involving binge eating and purging. 

This is a satellite program of the London Health Sciences Centre.

Services Provided

  • Individual therapy and nutrition counseling by a Registered Dietitian
  • Physician and Psychiatry support
  • Support and education within Perth County school districts

Patients who need more intensive treatment will be referred to London Health Sciences Centre.

Eligibility

  • The outreach program offers services for both adolescents and adults.

Referrals

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

  • Highly concerned with weight and shape
  • Poor and distorted body image
  • Significant weight loss
  • Fear or refusal of weight gain
  • Unusual eating habits
  • Obsession with food (cooking, shopping, etc.)
  • Extreme weight management techniques - laxative use, excessive exercise or vomiting
  • Loss or absence of menses
  • Social isolation, depression or irritability

Contact Information

Phone: 519-272-8210, ext. 2570

Fax: 519-272-8226

Resources

Executive Contact

Michele Pardo, Manager Outpatient Mental Health, 519-272-8210, ext. 4819

If you or someone you know is in serious mental health crisis contact: Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at: 1-888-829-7484