Perth Children’s Hospital, Eating Disorders Program
Perth Children's Hospital EDP provides a full continuum of care for children under the age of 16.
Services include triage, assessment, consultation, training, treatment and consumer participation.
The treatment services provides continuum of care including inpatient, day-program, outpatient and community treatment from a full range of health and education professionals.
Specific treatments include medical monitoring, medical admissions, nutritional counseling, physiotherapy, psychological therapy, family therapy, group therapy, parent education, skills training, psychopharmacology and body awareness / complementary treatments.
Education professionals are involved in providing schooling during inpatient and daypatient care, transition to school programs, and liaison with teachers.
Shared care is available with private health and community services. Consumer participation is an integrated component of the service.
Perth Children's Hospital EDP also hosts the Eating Disorders Training and Evaluation Centre (EDTEC), which provides training workshops for the public, education professionals, and health professionals throughout the year. The workshops cover foundation level courses such as early identification, assessment and management of eating disorders and advanced level workshops covering different psychological treatments as well as dietetic and nutritional management, and prevention courses. EDTEC also brings national and international speakers to WA, sometimes in collaboration with others services. EDTEC also provides training on request to schools, community settings and hospitals. Supervision and consultation is available for practitioners working directly with eating disorders. Peer networks are operated through EDTEC, and include videoconferencing for regional professionals.
15 Hospital Avenue Nedlands WA 6009 Western Australia
(08) 9340 7700