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Mental Health

The Eating Disorders Outreach 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 (CBT-E) and Family-Based Therapy (FBT) by an Eating Disorders Clinician (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

  • Individuals 13 years of age and older
  • Individuals who are medically stable and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 16.5 and higher
  • Individuals who have a Primary Care Provider or access to a Nurse Practitioner who can provide metabolic monitoring
  • Permanent resident of Perth County 
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
  • Referrals must be made by a Primary Care Provider or Nurse Practitioner and include recent medical evaluation (physical examination and laboratory investigations).
  • Eating Disorders Referral Form 
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