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Regional Eating Disorders Service

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Description

The Regional Eating Disorders Service (REDS) is a regional specialist service provided by an integrated multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, dietitians, nurses, GPs, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Following recent changes to the continuum of services available for the treatment of Eating Disorders the referral pathway from the primary sector (GPs) is now direct to secondary mental health services.

GPs are asked to refer all clients with suspected eating disorders to the Community Mental Health Centre (CMHC) or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the person's local area. Each DHB has local eating disorder liaison clinicians (EDLs) who facilitate liaison between the Community Mental Health Teams and REDS. Clinical pathways are in place and where necessary referrals may be fast tracked to REDS, or to inpatient services by the secondary service clinicians.

REDS provides:

  • Direct outpatient treatment and consultation service for individuals in the Northern Region presenting with moderate to severe anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
  • Separate age specific clinical pathways are in place for individuals with moderate to severe anorexia and bulimia. This includes a child and adolescent team utilising the manualised Family Based Therapy approach, an adult team managing youth (18 - 24) and adult clients with severe and enduring eating disorders and a consultation and liaison team who act as the interface with primary, secondary and inpatient services across the Northern, Metro Auckland and Midlands regions.
  • The service utilises an evidence based MDT approach, with defined clinical pathways.
  • REDS provides a consultation and liaison team which supports the primary and secondary sector through providing consultation and advice, 2nd opinion assessments, training and supervision for the Midlands, Metro Auckland and Northland DHBs.
  • REDS utilises the National Eating Disorders Service Framework “Hub and Spoke” model to support the 5 Midland DHBs.
  • For information about support for family, carers and friends please click here

Hours

9am to 5.00pm with some extended hours for specific clinical groups.

Referral Expectations

You may be referred to the Regional Eating Disorders Service by your Community Mental Health Centre (CMHC) or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) or by a hospital.

The Regional Eating Disorders Service does not accept referrals direct from GPs or self-referrals.

You must live in the Auckland region to qualify for treatment.

Procedures / Treatments

  • What is Mental Illness?

    Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability.… More

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder that mainly affects girls and young women but may also occur in teenage boys and adults.… More

  • Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterised by eating large amounts of food in a short period of time (bingeing) followed by some sort of purging behaviour to prevent weight gain.… More

Charges

The service is free to NZ citizens and residents. There is a charge for non-residents.

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Refreshments

The service offers tea, coffee and water to clients and their families. There is a Muffin Break on site at Greenlane Clinical Centre.

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

General enquiries 

(09) 367 0000

Extension/pager number known

(09) 307 4949

Patient enquiries

(09) 375 4300

Outpatient appointments and surgical bookings 

(09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

GP/ External Specialist Help Desk 

(09) 307 2800

Mental Health Services 24 Hour Crisis helpline

0800 800 717

Building 14 (Level 2)
Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Greenlane Road West
Epsom
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

Building 14 (Level 2)
Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Greenlane Road West
Epsom
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 189
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 10:29AM on June 14, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Regional Eating Disorders Service.