Eating Disorder Treatment Options in Canberra

Finding the right eating disorder treatment and support is important. For those in Canberra and the surrounding areas, there are several supportive resources and services designed to assist individuals and their families through the recovery journey.

Enhanced Services at The ED Hub
At the forefront of providing comprehensive care is a public health option known as  the ED Hub. With a focus on holistic recovery, the ED Hub now provides services tailored to support people in eating disorders recovery. Check out the hyperlink above or contact them to discover how they may be able to help you. 

BodyMatters in Canberra
Our team at BodyMatters is proud to have an eating disorder clinic in Canberra, led by our dedicated team member, Dr Carmel Harrison. Under her guidance, our Canberra office offers a compassionate and understanding approach to eating disorder treatment, ensuring that everyone who reaches out for help is met with support. Carmel is best known for her work in treating (and also researching and training other clinicians to treat) Binge Eating Disorder (BED) in adults. The personalised care provided by our team are integral parts of the support network available to Canberra residents.

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our office- and our team- in Canberra over the next few months. Watch this space to find out more!

Flexible Treatment Options in Sydney
Recognising the diverse needs of our community, we also offer eating disorder treatment options in Sydney which have been accessed by Canberra residents for many years. These services are designed to be flexible, accommodating both face-to-face (F2F) sessions and telehealth appointments. This ensures continuous and adaptable support for anyone in need, allowing for a personalised approach to recovery. Embracing modern technology, telehealth services have become a cornerstone of our support system. These remote sessions provide access to professional support from anywhere, offering convenience and privacy for those who prefer receiving help from home. If we can not help you from our Canberra office, we would be delighed to help you from our Sydney office via either F2F or telehealth treatment, or a combination of the two. Any Canberra residents that seek help from our Sydney office can ask to be put on the waitlist for Canberra and transferred across to a Canberra based clinician once available.

Other treatment options in Canberra
Unfortunately Canberra is otherwise quite limited in treatment options for eating disorders. If the ED Hub or we can not help you, we recommend you contacting The Butterfly Foundation (details below) or the Connect-ed website to find an Eating DIsorder Credentialled Clinician.

The Butterfly Foundation
We also recommend The Butterfly Foundation for additional support. Known for its telephone counselling services, The Butterfly Foundation offers guidance and support, complementing the treatment process. It’s important to note, however, that while invaluable, their services are geared towards support and should be considered alongside professional treatment for those dealing with eating disorders.

Recovery from an eating disorder is a unique and personal journey that requires the right blend of support, understanding, and professional care. In Canberra, BodyMatters, alongside the ED Hub and other resources, provides a comprehensive network aimed at supporting individuals every step of the way. No matter where you are on your path to recovery, we are here to support and guide you.

To begin your journey towards recovery, please reach out to us.

Should you or a healthcare professional wish to make a referral, please click here.

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