Sydney Children’s Hospital Network


Children’s Hospital Westmead 


Service Type Child and Adolescent Outpatient, Child and Adolescent Inpatient, Outpatient Family Therapy, Intensive Family and Adolescent Eating Disorder Day Program
Population Child and Adolescents
Services Offered All consultations are bulk billedType of Service: Child and Adolescent Outpatient

  • Weekly clinic for new clients
  • Weekly follow-up clinic

Type of Service: Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit

  • 8 beds on an adolescent medical unit
  • Medical treatment and re-feeding program

Type of Service: Outpatient Family Therapy

  • Family therapy for treatment of people with eating disorders
  • Specialist team of Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers delivering Maudsley Family Therapy treatment

Type of Service: Eating Disorder Intensive Program for Adolescents (EDIPA)

  • A state wide service offering comprehensive multidisciplinary care.
  • Specially designed to for adolescents who have not progressed with previous treatment by addressing specific barriers
  • Increase capacity to cope with distress and the challenge of eating
  • Family participation is an essential
  • Daily attendance by the young person throughout the week and regular meetings for families for up to one school term
  • It includes:
    • Supported meals
    • Individual, group, family and multifamily therapy
    • School program with transition to appropriate post program options
    • Multidisciplinary team
    • Family Based Treatment
    • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Loughborough Eating Disorders Activity Therapy Program
    • Cognitive Remediation Therapy as standard
  • Multi Family Group Program is an engaging and activity-based format for treating Anorexia Nervosa in young people. During MFG up to 8 families meet for a 4-day intensive workshop and then for 6 single workshop days over the following 9 months with a small team of therapists and medical staff. MFG can be utilised as a standalone intervention to compliment current treatment in the community

Please contact Dale Greenwood on (02) 9845 3338 to discuss the service further or any families you feel would benefit from IFAED

Referral Information
  • GP referral required
  • Ages up to 16 yrs
  • CHW has statewide responsibilities and takes referrals from across NSW

Phone: 02 9845 2446
Fax: 0298452517

Contact Information Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145


pdficon_small EDIPA Detailed Information

pdficon_small EDIPA Referral Form

pdficon_small EDIPA – Regional & Rural Telemedicine Outreach Program