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Central Region Eating Disorder Service (CREDS) | MHAIDS | Te Whatu Ora

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

Formerly 3DHB - Central Region Eating Disorder Service (CREDS)

We provide a range of treatment and support services for people with eating disorders, from dietetic support right through to residential care.

CREDS residential services are available to those living in the Wellington, Manawatu-Whanganui and Hawke’s Bay districts.

Charges

The Central Region Eating Disorder Service (CREDS) is operated by MHAIDS on behalf of Te Whatu Ora - Hutt Valley, and is provided as part of the Younger Person’s Community Mental Health and Addiction Sector of MHAIDS. The services described above are available to those who meet the service’s entry criteria. All services are  provided free of charge.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Counselling, Therapy and Clinical Services

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, Wellington. 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. 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.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

Wellington, Hutt, Wairarapa

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 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, Wellington.

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.

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.

Day Programme

The day programme provides an intensive schedule of therapy and meal support. Our supportive environment assists people with eating disorders to regulate and normalise their eating behaviours and to explore the development of their illness. The programme supports clients to build on their strengths and to learn new ways of coping. The number of days each client attends the programme is flexible and will be decided in consultation with the individual and the team.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

Wellington, Hutt, Wairarapa

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 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

The day programme provides an intensive schedule of therapy and meal support. Our supportive environment assists people with eating disorders to regulate and normalise their eating behaviours and to explore the development of their illness. The programme supports clients to build on their strengths and to learn new ways of coping. 

The number of days each client attends the programme is flexible and will be decided in consultation with the individual and the team.

Residential Services

Our six-bed residence provides a warm, welcoming and homely environment for clients and their visitors. When a client comes into the residence they initially start with a 2 week-assessment and stay on average for 2 to 3 months. The residential stay is only part of the journey of recovery. The residence operates 7 days a week and is staffed 24-hours per day.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Eating disorders

Regions

MidCentral, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Hutt, Whanganui, Wairarapa

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

For people living in the Wellington region, 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.

For people living in the Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay or Whanganui regions, your local Community Mental Health Team can refer you to our services. Please contact them to request an appointment.

Please see the MHAIDS website for Self Assessment Form and Pre-Assessment Medical Review Form.

For the Wellington region, 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

For Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay or Whanganui regions, completed forms need to be sent to your local Community Mental Health team.

Description

Our six-bed residence provides a warm, welcoming and homely environment for clients and their visitors. When a client comes into the residence they initially start with a 2 week-assessment and stay on average for 2 to 3 months. The residential stay is only part of the journey of recovery.

The residence operates 7 days a week and is staffed 24-hours per day. 

Disability Assistance

More space to move around, Assistance to move around, Support to make decisions, A longer appointment time, NZ sign language interpreter, Mobility parking space, Wheelchair accessible toilet, Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Contact Details

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 2:54PM on October 4, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Central Region Eating Disorder Service (CREDS) | MHAIDS | Te Whatu Ora.