Local support for treating eating disorders

 Did you know that you can contact an Eating Disorder Coordinator at your Local Health District for advice and resources for managing eating disorders in primary health care?

This role comprises service and workforce development, as well as clinical consultation to practitioners and clinicians treating people with eating disorders. As part of this consultation, they are able to provide the following support:

  • Consultation and advice on assessment, treatment planning, referral pathways and support of the referral process by providing relevant information and forms.
  • Resources on the screening and assessments of eating disorders – including screening tools as well as medical and psychological assessment forms
  • Provision of structured training to build capacity of services in screening, assessing and treating eating disorders

Please note that the EDC is not able do the following:

  • Provide a crisis service
  • Undertake assessment and treatment for patients and/or families
  • Take on the role as lead clinician, case manager or care coordinator.

Sarah Reynolds is based at Hurstville Community Mental Health Centre (34 Woniora Road, Hurstville 2220), and can be contacted by e-mail (sarah.reynolds2@health.nsw.gov.au) or phone (8198 7300), Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

Mars Kim is based at Professor Marie Bashir Centre, Missenden Road Camperdown 2050, and can be contacted by e-mail (marcellinus.kim@health.nsw.gov.au) or phone 0429150746, Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.