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BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders

Information:

BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders, a provincial resource, provides program options that include intensive rehabilitation, recovery and healing for people who are experiencing eating disorders.

Programs:

The program is holistic in approach. The perspective at BridgePoint is that  eating disorders are coping mechanisms that also present a very serious health risk. They replace healthy ways of dealing with issues related to stressful and traumatic life experience and personal conflicts. Persons with eating disorders often disassociate from their feelings and consequently do not have a clear sense of self.

In the recovery process, the person with an eating disorder develops an understanding of the issues underlying the eating disorder and how the eating disorder is related to unexpressed feelings and personal pain. The transition to better ways of coping with life stresses and healthier living is normally a lengthy and highly individualized process that requires continual self-discovery.

The role of BridgePoint is to support self-discovery, as well as skill building, in the transition from letting go of old, unhealthy life patterns to discovering a variety of new and healthy choices in how to respond to the challenges of life. This support is provided in a program with three sequential modules that symbolize the process of building a bridge to recovery.

Referral Process

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BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders

Information: BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders, a provincial resource, provides program options that include intensive rehabilitation, recovery and healing for people who are experiencing eating disorders. Programs: The program is holistic in approach. The perspective at BridgePoint is that  eating disorders are coping mechanisms that

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information:

The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region.

The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional well being, prevent disease, increase access to food and enhance personal control of health.

Programs:

  • Advice on food and nutrition
  • Identification of nutrition issues, assessment of nutritional status of individuals, development of  care plans and monitoring effectiveness of dietary changes
  • Healthy eating and weight control
  • Diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other special medical needs
  • Normal nutrition though out the life cycle (infants, preschool, school age, adult and seniors)
  • Nutrition presentations to groups
  • Chronic disease management and prevention classes
  • Grocery store tours
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Kids in the Kitchen

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information: The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region. The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional

Cypress Health Region – Family Centre for Weight and Health

Information:

Obesity is a complex condition and is often the result of many factors, including lifestyle habits, genetics, sleep problems, and environments that do not promote optimal health. The Cypress Health Region is sponsoring a new clinic to help improve the health and well-being of children struggling with weight concerns. The goal of the Family Centre for Weight and Health is to help children feel happy about themselves, feel loved and accepted for who they are,  and to establish lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits.

The Centre uses a team based approach to care that includes a pediatrician, registered dietitian, physical therapist, and a counsellor. Parental involvement is a prerequisite.

Children and youth may be referred by their family physician, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, or other health professional.

**Please note clinics are held in Swift Current on a monthly basis**

Referral Process

Children and youth may be referred by their family physician, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, or other health professional. Parents may also call (306)778-5118

Family Centre for Weight and Health Referral

Cypress Health Region – Family Centre for Weight and Health

Information: Obesity is a complex condition and is often the result of many factors, including lifestyle habits, genetics, sleep problems, and environments that do not promote optimal health. The Cypress Health Region is sponsoring a new clinic to help improve the health and well-being of

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information:

Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current.

Programs:

  • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy focuses on a wide range of health problems such as muscles, bones and joints, and the circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems.
  • Recreation Therapy: Recreation therapy focuses on restoring leisure independence and the overall well-being of clients.
  • Speech Language Pathology: Speech language pathology focuses on clients who need help with communication or swallowing.

Referral Process

The region’s therapy staff travel to many communities to provide services in the home locale of clients. For complete information on services available in your community please call us!

Therapy Patient Referral

Pediatric Health and Development Team – Referral Form

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information: Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. Programs: Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them. Physical Therapy: Physical

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Information:

No matter what your problem with food – compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or over exercising – OA has a solution.

OA meetings are in Swift Current on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. at the First United Church

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Information: No matter what your problem with food – compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or over exercising – OA has a solution. OA meetings are in Swift Current on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. at the First United Church

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