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Bellwood Health Services

Inpatient Eating Disorders Treatment Program

Toronto’s leading inpatient facility specializing in Anorexia, Bulimia, and ARFID Treatment

At Bellwood, your eating disorders treatment will focus exclusively on evidence-based treatments that give you the best foundation for success. You’ll have access to a full support staff experienced in eating disorders treatment, including psychiatrists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, registered dieticians, and social workers. Our inpatient facility is located in Toronto’s beautiful Sunnybrook Park, providing you a serene setting for your recovery.

Everyone is at a different place in their journey when they come to Bellwood, which is why our treatment program is designed to be flexible. We work with you to develop a realistic, customized care plan that meets your goals, whether that’s weight rehabilitation, aftercare, or help with an eating disorder and a concurrent concern, like addiction, depression, or diabetes.

Program Info

Highlights

  • Evidence-based treatment administered by an interdisciplinary team of medical experts
  • Multiple treatment streams for personalized care
  • Reintegration support through aftercare and family education

  • Location: Bellwood Health Services, Toronto
  • Category: Inpatient
  • Length: Customized to needs
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Bellwood’s Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment

Our inpatient eating disorders treatment program features an integrative model of care grounded in patient-centred practices that are centred around evidence-based treatments and a number of therapeutic techniques, including:

  • A truly integrative treatment experience where the underlying mental health concerns are addressed along with the eating disorder.
  • Medication assistance therapy, if needed, to provide additional support.
  • Nutritional rehabilitation, including meal supervision, with registered dieticians for restoring and normalizing eating habits.
  • Patient-specific physical health and wellness activities for supporting the mind and gently supporting the body’s healing.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to assist in developing helpful thought patterns and healthy behaviours in recovery and beyond.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for developing the skills needed to manage emotions, practice mindfulness, and overcome difficult times.
  • Individual psychotherapy for an empathetic and safe space to discuss personal recovery concerns and develop treatment goals.
  • Group therapy to provide opportunities for peer support and professionally guided emotional processing.
  • Psychoeducational sessions to help you understand yourself and the nature of eating disorders.
  • Family therapy to help continue the healing when you get home.

The Advantages of Inpatient Treatment at Bellwood

Eating disorder treatment can often benefit from a more comprehensive approach that’s only possible with inpatient programs. With an immersive environment, 24/7 support, and constant access to medical care, this approach can be more effective for recovery.

Bellwood is known as being among the best inpatient facilities in Ontario. Its tranquil located amidst Toronto’s Sunnybrook Park promotes a calm environment ideal for healing.

A longer inpatient treatment program will produce better results than a shorter program. However, should a shorter or more flexible treatment program better suit your family, life or work situation, our Intensive Outpatient Program may be for you.

A Day at Bellwood, EHN Canada Network’s Toronto Facility

Every aspect of the Bellwood patient experience is meticulously designed by our team of medical experts to provide the best chance at recovery. A typical day in Bellwood’s Eating Disorders Treatment Program might look like this.
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Morning

You’ll enjoy a nutritious breakfast accompanied by a registered dietician, who will work with you to normalize your eating habits. After breakfast you’ll set your intentions for the day with some self reflection. Then, you’ll attend an educational lecture about the nature of eating disorders

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Afternoon

After a supervised lunch, you’ll attend a one-on-one therapy session to address the root cause of your eating disorder. Then, depending on your care plan, you may participate in gentle exercise to promote your recovery.

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Evening

In the evening you’ll attend a group therapy session to heal with others who understand the challenges you’re facing. If you’re experiencing concurrent concerns, like addiction, you may also participate in peer support groups, such as SMART recovery.

About Bellwood’s Eating Disorders Treatment Centre

Bellwood Health Services, part of the EHN Canada Network, is Toronto’s premier inpatient eating disorders treatment centre, and has almost 40 years of history guiding patient recoveries. We are a partner of the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Hospital, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and are a fully licensed and accredited private hospital. Our serene setting amidst Toronto’s Sunnybrook Park fosters an ideal atmosphere for recovery.

Eating Disorder Treatment Program Streams

Our treatment program is designed to be flexible, with multiple streams to help achieve different goals: full remission of symptoms and weight rehabilitation, or smaller changes that are achieved over time.

Related Programs

People who suffer from anorexia or bulimia often struggle with concurrent mental health concerns. While our Eating Disorders Program addresses mental health and substance use at the same time, as needed, EHN Canada also offers a variety of related treatment programs – both in person and online.