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Are you aged 16-25 and having trouble with your eating? Do you have concerns about your weight & how your body looks?

emergED can help.

emergED is a service for helping young people with concerns about eating, weight, shape and/or body image.

Eating disorders are a serious problem, resulting in poor physical and mental health and reduced quality of life. So seeking support as soon as possible is important. The sooner you start to recover, the better you will start to feel – mentally and physically.

We understand that young people face unique challenges, which is why our service is aimed at providing you with the highest quality treatment available.

Although treatment will be centred around your needs, there are also opportunities for your loved ones to be involved in the treatment process.

What to expect as part of the emergED service

When you first come to our centre, you will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists. 

You will then be asked to use an iPad to give us some details about your overall wellbeing so we can offer you the best support possible. 

After this, you will meet one of our workers, who will work with you to develop a care plan that works for you and provide you with support and therapy if this is appropriate for you

Our program is designed with young people in mind, so it is youth-friendly, welcoming and supportive

Who are the emergED staff?

The emergED staff are a team of Mental Health Clinicians who have a focus on eating disorders. 

emergED is a joint initiative with Sonder and Flinders University.

Cost and confidentiality

Our services are always free! We are here to listen and will keep your information private and confidential.

Making an appointment

There are a bunch of ways you can make an appointment with us. Get in touch with us via the contact details further down this webpage.

Making a referral

The emergED service is for young people aged 16-25 who have had an eating disorder for 3 years or less.

As a young person, you can refer to the centre on your own, or you could be referred by a GP, school or health and community worker. 

Family members, carers or friends can also refer on your behalf. However, referrals must take place with your consent. 

GPs and medical professionals who wish to refer young people to emergED should fax a MHTP to Sonder on (08) 8252 9433. 

Other services are requested fill out the Community Referral form available at the bottom of this webpage and fax it to us. 

Once we receive a referral, we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Volunteering with emergED

Because the most important voice at our service, is yours!

Are you a young person?

If you’re passionate about helping young people and making a difference in your local community, you can get involved in a number of ways! These include joining our Lived Experience Youth Group and giving us feedback.

Are you a family or friend?

Join our Family and Friends Group and be involved in quality improvement and evaluation of the emergED service for family members and friends.

Contact us for more information.

Come & see us!

Contact Sonder
There is no wrong way to contact us!

The emergED team supports young people in the Northern and Southern metropolitan regions of Adelaide at the following headspace centres:

headspace Onkaparinga
3/50 Esplanade, Christies Beach SA 5165 Phone (08) 8186 8600  Fax (08) 8186 8699

headspace Edinburgh North
2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North SA 5113 Phone (08) 8209 0700  Fax (08) 8252 9433

Monday    9:00am – 5:00pm 
Tuesday    9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday    9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday:    9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday:        9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday    Closed
Sunday:    Closed

This service is supported by funding from the Australian Government through the PHN Program

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