Client Consultation Program

Are you experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder? Is this a concern in your life right now? Have you thought of reaching out for help but did not know where to turn? Would you like to know what resources are available to you here in Newfoundland and Labrador? 

The first step is often the hardest one to take. It takes courage and strength to admit you need help and then ask for it. Many clients have told us they tried to stop this illness on their own but it was too powerful.

At the Eating Disorder Foundation you will find support and direction. You will be listened to with hope and compassion and without judgement. We will help you understand the steps you can chose to take to get your life back from an eating disorder.

There is help available. We encourage you to reach out for assistance.

Please contact us at info@edfnl.ca

I’M WORRIED THAT I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER
A Guide to Discussing Your Concerns with Your Primary Care Provider

At EDFNL we do not offer long term counselling for clients for eating disorders/disordered eating. However, we can be a major help to you in making the first steps to getting help with excellent resources available in NL.

Eastern Health
Mental Health and Addictions


Eating Disorder Services
Eating disorder services within Eastern Health are provided along a continuum of care; this includes the HOPE Program, an inpatient eating disorder program (EDIP), a transition service and an outpatient dietitian service.

 

Eating Disorder Services
The above link will give further information on each of these services:

HOPE Program
* A provincial intensive outpatient program

Eating Disorder Inpatient Program
* Inpatient eating disorder unit at the Health Sciences Centre

Eating Disorder Transition Service
* Assisting in transitioning individuals between services

Outpatient Dietitian Services
* Providing nutrition assessments for those with disordered eating

Adolescent Medicine – Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre 
Janeway Referral for  Assessment Form



Some key mental health options for you in NL:
Bridge the Gapp
CHANNAL Warm Line 1-855-753-2560 9 am – 12 midnight
Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line 811 available 24 hours; 7 days/week
Crisis Text Line Text ‘Talk’ to 686868 24 hours; 7 days/week
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Doorways Program Eastern Health
Doorways Program Western Health
Doorways Program Central Health
Doorways Program Labrador Grenfell Health

Binge Eating Disorder Information
If you believe you have Binge Eating Disorder the first step is to contact your family doctor to seek a diagnosis. There are limited resources and services available through Eastern Health however the below webinar may be of some help to you.

Binge Eating Disorder Wellness Session  
We recommend some great books about binge eating that you can find online at the public library website. Book 1 Book 2