Eating Disorders Service

The Eating Disorders Service works with young people experiencing eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Treatment episodes are usually brief (six months). Young people may receive more than one episode of care, up to a maximum of two years from when they are first seen.

Service Options

  • Case management which may include home visits
  • Support to families and carers
  • Specialised treatments, including psychological therapy and group-based treatments
  • Psychosocial recovery options such as group programs, vocational and educational supports and services, youth and family participation
  • Referral and liaison with other community agencies (eg. General Practitioner, employment services, school)

Treatment Goals

  • Stabilise physical health in order to address mental health
  • Reduce disruption to social and vocational functioning
  • Promote wellbeing among family members and carers
  • Support the young person during their recovery
  • Develop a plan for maintaining mental health