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Mental Health

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.

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

Warning signs of an eating disorder can include any of the following:
  • 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

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 & Resources

Contact Information:

519-272-8210, ext. 2570 or Toll-Free: 1-888-275-1102 ext. 2570

Fax: 519-272-8226

If you need someone to talk to, are struggling with your mental health or addiction, or need to be connected to mental health services please call the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484