Eating Disorders are serious conditions that can contribute to a range of health concerns for an individual and family stress. Eating disorders can be potentially life threatening and should be treated with the support of a multi-disciplinary professional team. Recovery is possible, but people who are experiencing disordered eating cannot recover by themselves. With the expertise of trained, degree-qualified professionals, those who have eating issues can recover and become stronger and healthier.
Eating issues affect both women and men from all walks of life. It’s important to realise that people don’t choose to have an eating disorder. These are health conditions which should be treated seriously. Disordered eating can often arise as coping strategies for underlying issues which needs to be professionally diagnosed and have expert support provided.
The range of eating issues and conditions include:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Disordered eating
- Compulsive Overeating
- Binge eating disorder BED
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- OSFED – Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (formerly referred to as EDNOS – Eating Disorders not otherwise specified).
The Banyans is uniquely placed to provide a comprehensive assessment and recovery and treatment program for men and women experiencing eating issues. This is provided in a safe and supportive environment of nurture, rather than an institutional environment.
Our Integrated Method of Treating Eating Disorders
The approach taken by The Banyans for guests who require treatment for eating disorders and eating issues includes the following.
A comprehensive assessment and monitoring by a multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nutritionists and degree-qualified eating disorders counsellors.
A safe, supportive environment with beautiful natural surrounds and warm, caring team members always available.
Advanced testing which includes a range of pathology, DNA testing, bio-chemical testing and hormone measurements over time.
The benefit of an effective biopsychosocial approach to the whole person.
A truly individualised program that takes the unique needs of each guest into account and is delivered flexibly and adaptably.
Meal support, including a Nutritionist designed menu to address nutritional needs and individual preferences. Our Nutritionist is also degree qualified in psychology and works with a team of chefs who understand the emotional aspects of food and eating, along with staff who support meal times.