Eating Disorders Program

The Eating Disorders Program provides a complementary pairing of prevention and treatment services to lessen the impact of harm associated with persistent and serious eating patterns for referred youth and families in the Nanaimo/Ladysmith area. Our approach is strengths-based and collaborative when working with referred clients, caregivers and service providers. Clinical services provide for full screening and assessment and the implementation of cognitive and behavioral interventions to optimize client functioning in the home, school and community setting.

What Services are provided?

  • A complete screening and assessment of the client
  • A person-centered plan designed to achieve individual and program goals
  • Weekly/bi-weekly individual and family sessions
  • Health education and referral to community resources
  • Meeting space and facilitation for case management situations
  • Transition reports for youth and caregivers
  • Outreach education for schools, interested groups and other service providers
  • Support groups for family and friends of eating disorders clients
  • Group therapy for eating disorders clients
  • Eating disorders educational literature and resources

Desired Client Outcomes:

  • Re-establishment of client’s healthy eating patterns
  • Improvement of the client’s self-esteem and body image.
  • Improvement of the client’s familial relationships
  • Decrease in hospital admission for the client
  • Decrease in mortality risks for the client
  • Decrease in the risk of occurrence through community education.

Address / Contact Info

NARSF Programs Ltd.
202 - 190 Wallace Street Downtown Nanaimo, BCV9R 5B1
Mailing address:
201 - 170 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5B1
Administrative office

Phone Numbers

Eating Disorders Program : (250) 754-2773 ext 213
NARSF Administration : (250) 754-2773
Fax : (250) 754-1605

Hours of Operation

Tuesday and Thursday 9 - 5 pm: Eating Disorders Program are situated on the second floor of 190 Wallace Street. This location has wheelchair access and an elevator. Doors are routinely locked at 4:30 p.m.


Service Details

Geographic areas served: Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo
Program fee notes: Free service
Referral protocol: self, physician
Referral criteria: The Eating Disorders Program is an open community referral service. Children and youth (ages 6 - 19) with difficulties re: eating or body image (and their families) can access this program. Parents/guardians & youth can contact the Eating Disorders Program for an initial intake
How to apply: Parents/guardians & youth can contact the Eating Disorders Program (250) 754 - 2773 ext 213 for an initial intake
Wait list (weeks): 3
Age ranges served: child 0-12, youth 13-19
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English

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Classification Tags

Clinical Headings: Counselling, Nutrition, Obesity

This program was last updated on 19 Mar 2018.