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Mental Health

The Eating Disorders Program provides treatment for presenting concerns related to:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Disordered eating behaviours

Eating disorders are serious mental health disorders characterized by excessive concern with shape, weight and the ability to control these factors. There are many health, social and emotional risks for individuals with an eating problem. It is possible to recover and help is available.

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

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

Warning signs of an eating disorder can include any of the following:
  • Highly concerned with shape, weight and personal control over these factors
  • Poor and distorted body image
  • Significant weight loss
  • Fear of, or refusal to, weight gain
  • Unusual eating habits
  • Obsession with food (cooking, shopping, etc.)
  • Extreme weight management techniques including laxative use, vomiting and excessive exercise
  • Loss or absence of menses
  • Social isolation, depression and/or irritability

Services Provided

  • Individual cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders by an Eating Disorders Counsellor (Master of Social Work)
Individuals who require more intensive treatment will be referred to appropriate services, such as the London Health Sciences Centre Eating Disorders Service.

Eligibility

  • The outreach program offers services for individuals of all genders who are over the age of 17.5
  • An individual must be medically stable and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 16.5
  • An individual must have a family doctor or access to a nurse practitioner who can provide metabolic monitoring
Individuals who require more intensive treatment will be referred to appropriate services, such as the London Health Sciences Centre Eating Disorders Service.

Referrals & Resources

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