Eating Disorder Resources
Other eating disorder treatment services in Perth
Unfortunately, there are very few public or private services in Perth for young people or adults with eating disorders. As a result all services, both public and private, have waiting lists.
Public health services (free)
Free psychological therapy services are provided by the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) in Northbridge for young people and adults with Anorexia and Bulimia, but not Binge Eating Disorder. You will need a GP referral for CCI services and their waitlist varies. They also have a range of self-help resources which you can access yourself.
Perth Children’s Hospital offer an inpatient and outpatient/ day programme for young people up to age 16, however there is usually a long waiting list. SCGH and Fiona Stanley have some inpatient services for adults 18 years and over with eating disorders. Both of these services will have waiting lists, and are intended as short–term admissions for medical stabilisation.
The Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders has information, chat, and groups (currently online). The national eating disorder helpline is 1800 ED HOPE.
Private services (fee paying)
There are only a small number of private psychology clinics and private dieticians in Perth who are trained to work with people with eating disorders, so waitlists are common.
Hollywood Hospital offer both inpatient and outpatient therapy programs for adults with eating disorders, depending on the severity of the disorder.
Online resources about eating disorders
If you think your child is developing an unhealthy relationship with food, their body or size, or has an eating disorder, feed your instinct is an excellent interactive tool for parents.
For information about Family Based Treatment: FEAST, Eating Disorder Families Australia and Eva Musby are our recommended starting points. These sites often have links to books, YouTube videos and podcasts.
The Centre for Clinical Interventions has a range of information sheets about eating disorders, including nutrition and feeding information and self help modules.
The national eating disorder hotline is 1800 ED HOPE.
Books we recommend
Books we recommend for adults
Costin and Grabb: 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder
Chris Fairburn: Overcoming Binge Eating
Jennifer Gaudiani: Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
Matz and Frankel: Beyond a Shadow of a Diet
Safer, Adler and Masson: The DBT Solution for Emotional Eating
Books we recommend for Family Based Treatment (FBT)
FBT will the be hardest year of your life as a parent. Our clients routinely tell us that they found these books helpful in getting started and staying the course:
Maria Ganci: Survive FBT
Casey Crosbie: How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder
Eva Musby: Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders