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3DHB - Central Region Eating Disorder Service (CREDS)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Counselling, Therapy and Clinical Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

Wellington, Wairarapa, Hutt

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Once we have received your completed forms, we will contact you to arrange a time for a face-to-face appointment with a member of our team. We will then discuss the treatment options available to you.

Please be aware that we have a waiting list for our service. The length of wait varies depending on the service.

Please see the 3DHB - MHAIDS website for Self Assessment Form and Pre-Assessment Medical Review Form. Completed forms should be sent to:

Central Region Eating Disorder Services (CREDS)
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Private Bag 31 907
High Street
Lower Hutt

Description

We have several treatment options available for those living in the Wellington region. Different options are suitable for different people and may depend on the type of eating disorder, age and physical health of the client.

Our therapists can provide individual, group or family therapy

Individual therapy is our most common form of therapy. We see clients at our rooms in Johnsonville or at our base at Hutt Valley Hospital.

If a person is under 18 and living at home we usually recommend family therapy. Our family-centred treatment is called the Maudsley Model and originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. It empowers the family to be closely involved in the recovery process and involves all family members living at home. You can find out more about the Maudsley Model here.

For people with bulimia or compulsive eating we also offer group therapy. The group runs for 10 weeks and is run once or twice a year.

Our clinical services

All clients are required to have their physical health monitored by a GP.

Our dietitian educates people about healthy eating and nutrition, as well as monitoring the person’s weight and eating patterns.

Our psychiatrist is available to carry out psychiatric assessments, and in some cases prescribe medication.

Contact Details

Hutt Hospital - High Street
Lower Hutt Central
Lower Hutt

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Hutt Hospital - High Street
Lower Hutt Central
Lower Hutt

Postal Address

Central Region Eating Disorder Services (CREDS)
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Private Bag 31 907
High Street
Lower Hutt

This page was last updated at 12:13PM on June 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Central Region Eating Disorder Service (CREDS).