Statewide Eating Disorder Service
We know it is hard to find eating disorder care for yourself or someone you care for. If you are a person with an eating disorder, it is frightening to think about recovery. If you are a carer or family member, you may need to push and persist to get care for a person you think has an eating disorder. If you are a health professional, you need to act early, and not watch and wait if you suspect an eating disorder.
The Statewide Eating Disorder Service (SEDS) is here to help.
SEDS is a specialised mental health service for all South Australians. We provide assessment, care and information for people living with an eating disorder, or where an eating disorder may be developing. We can help professionals, family and carers looking after people with an eating disorder. We provide quality assured evidence based care, education, training, professional liaison and carer support.
The SEDS Inpatient Program is located at Ward 4GP, Flinders Medical Centre. The SEDS Day Patient Program and Outpatient Clinical Team is located in Brighton.
Our focus is caring for people with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and other specified feeding or eating disorders.
Assessment and treatment
Members of the multidisciplinary team use their expertise and experience to formulate a careful diagnosis. Treatment recommendations and plans of care are then tailored to the individual's needs.
All treatments recommended and used at SEDS have been widely researched and demonstrated to be effective.
SEDS has a skilled multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists, social workers, and specialist mental health nurses.
People living with an eating disorder can call to just check us out, find out more or hear how you can get care with us. The choice is yours.
Family and carers can contact us to discuss how to help a person who may have an eating disorder.
Professionals can contact us for advice, liaison and education to help care for people with an eating disorder.
Ph: (08) 8198 0800
Fax: (08) 8198 0899
Hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
An intake clinician is available during business hours and will respond to your enquiry promptly.
SEDS is not an emergency or crisis service.
For urgent medical problems, call 000 or present to your local Emergency Department.
For urgent mental health problems, call 000 or all Mental Health Triage on 13 14 65.
In the News
Channel 9 News story: Eating Disorder Service