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Many sorts of health problems can occur if one is overweight. 

 

Overweight is typically defined as having a body mass index (BMI) > 25 kg/m2 for men and women. (Note that an overweight person does not necessarily have too much fat nor increased health risk if the excess weight is due to an above-average amount of muscle.)

 

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be overweight, start by seeing a health professional such as:

Counselling and Therapy

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides acute care for emergency situations and medical stabilization.  more
375 2nd Avenue, Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1 Map
250-281-7111
Area Served: Vancouver Island
All ages
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For youth struggling with food, weight, and shape; Anorexia Nervose, Bulimia Nervosa, EDNOS, compulsive eating. Individual therapy, evening groups for parents available. Regional Service. more
371 Festubert Street, Duncan, BC, V9LT1 Map
250-746-5521
Area Served: Vancouver Island
13 - 19 years
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Multisdisciplinary community mental health team. Provides intake, assessment, and treatment, psychiatric consultation, liason with family ... more
2955 Jutland Rd, Victoria, BC, V8T 5J9 Map
250-387-0000
Area Served: Vancouver Island
All ages
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Provides free community-based individual counselling and nutrition services for ages 11-19 who are struggling with body image issues . Team includes a ... more
6405 Knight Street, Vancouver, BC, V5P 2V9 Map
604-321-6151 x3311
Area Served: Vancouver Island
11 - 19 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1955 Waterloo Road, Victoria, BC, V8P 1J4 Map
250-896-0811
Area Served: Vancouver Island
All ages
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Provides direct client services in both the Comox Valley and in Campbell River.  Services include individual and group therapy, nutrition counselling, ... more
1040 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC, V9W 2C6 Map
250-850-5838 x25089822002116
Area Served: Vancouver Island
19 years and up
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Free voluntary and confidential service to youth 18 and younger and their parents. Priority is given to those having serious and persistent mental health ... more
4088 8th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 4S4 Map
250-720-2650
Area Served: Vancouver Island
Up to 18 years
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Admission for Anorexia Nervosa. Weight and medical stabilization. Dietitian and meal support, supervised activity, referral to eating disorder group. more
1 Hospital Way, Victoria, BC, V8Z 6R5 Map
250-727-4212
Area Served: Vancouver Island
Up to 17 years
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Admission for medical stabilization - emergency situations only. more
3949 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 1A1 Map
250-723-2135
Area Served: Vancouver Island
Up to 19 years
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Victoria Counselling and Therapy
1641 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8T 5G1 Map
250-634-0805
Area Served: Vancouver Island
14 years and up
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Multidisciplinary team provides family- based group programs for 10 weeks. Both parents and children are required to attend regular sessions and be ... more
4500 Oak St., Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1 Map
604-875-2345 x5984
Area Served: British Columbia
6 - 17 years
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  Foundation dedicated to creating Canada's first treatment facility for adolescents with eating disorders. It also provides an annual summer camp in Aug ... more
9504 Erickson Dr., Burnaby, BC, V3J 1M9 Map
604-569-2262
Area Served: British Columbia
Up to 25 years
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ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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Day treatment programs

Publicly Funded / Free Services

We offer services and programs servicing individuals dealing with: *Anxiety *Eating Disorders *Depression & Mental Heath *Suicidal Tenancies *Drug ... more
BC, Canada
1-604-660-9382
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Recovery Canada is part of Recovery International and is registered with the Canadian Government. Recovery International has a licensing agreement with ... more
ON, Canada
18 years and up
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General Community Mental Health Services

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1955 Waterloo Road, Victoria, BC, V8P 1J4 Map
250-896-0811
Area Served: Vancouver Island
All ages
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ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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Other

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Lisa Barnes Counselling
2763 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 6X2 Map
778-936-0500
Area Served: Vancouver Island
15 years and up
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Admission for severe Anorexia & Bulimia. Assessment, renourishment, education. Dietitian support, general nursing, referral to groups such as the Eating ... more
3045 Gibbins Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 1E5 Map
250-746-4141
Area Served: Vancouver Island
19 years and up
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Provides counselling for Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating and Disordered Eating. Individual therapy, groups, parental support, community consultation ... more
155 Weld Street, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H4 Map
250-248-0076
Area Served: Vancouver Island
19 years and up
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Derek Martin, PhD, CCC - Counselling in Victoria
1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2J9 Map
250-882-0322
Area Served: Vancouver Island
19 years and up
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Provides individual and family counselling, group support, classroom and community education. Clients come from agency referrals and the community. There is no fee for service more
201-170 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B1 Map
250-754-2773 x213
Area Served: Vancouver Island
All ages
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Multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for adults. Offers Inpatient and Outpatient services, Nutritional Counselling. Referrals through family physician, psychiatrist, or emergency. more
1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2B7 Map
250-754-2141 x2507557691
Area Served: Vancouver Island
19 years and up
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Accepts referrals for therapy directly from familes seeking service. Caregivers or school personnel may also phone to faciliates referrals on behalf of teens ... more
2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC, V9M 1P2 Map
250-339-1525 x2503391496
Area Served: Vancouver Island
14 - 19 years
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Referrals required & accepted from a medical source only. Intensive Program-planned admissions, after BCCH assessment. Outpatient Clinic Services: Secondary Service and Transition more
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1 Map
604-875-2200
Area Served: British Columbia
Up to 18 years
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A free, all inclusive, virtual resource centre for BC children, youth and their families, providing timely, evidence-based and client- friendly information on ... more
4555 Heather St, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1 Map
604-875-2084
Area Served: British Columbia
All ages
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The Canadian Art Therapy Association is a voluntary association of art therapists in Canada. To be identified as an art therapist in Canada and the United ... more
Parksville, BC, V9P 2G7 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Looking for a psychologist? The Canadian Register of Health ServicePsychologists (CRHSP) has a national directory of qualified psychology providers. more
72 Saint-Raymond Blvd, Gatineau, QC, J8Y 1S2 Map
819-771-1441
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Catchment: Vancouver Island
Resource Guide developed by Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality (FORCE).
Posted: Jun 2, 2017
Language: EN
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