On March 1st, 2013 BANA will begin a new chapter. In order to serve our community better, our offices will be relocating to 1500 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 100 (at Shepherd) in Windsor.
The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) originated as a response to grief, compassion for others and out of a gap in services for those with eating disorders and their families in Windsor and Essex County. In February of 1982, concerned citizens met in the Human Kinetics Building of the University of Windsor because an eating disorder had touched their lives in some significant way. Of these, most were family members with loved ones who struggled daily with the disorder, while others were battling the disorder themselves. All were looking for the same things: information, kindness and support. Led by Dr. Dick Moriarty and his wife Mary and countless others, BANA started as a grassroots project in 1983. This event marked the beginning of BANA’s 30 year journey.
Today, BANA is a not-for-profit, registered charity, community-based organization servicing the counties of Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton in Ontario, Canada. We are committed to the provision of specialized treatment, education and support services for individuals affected directly and indirectly by eating disorders.
Our Clinical Team provides a variety of services including; a Standardized structured interview (Pre-Assessment), a Special Diagnostic Assessment and Eating Disorder Psychometric Tests as part of the diagnostic process. Our Treatment Programs include individual therapy, Psycho Therapy and Education, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (1&2), Family Therapy, Ongoing support, and Central Referral Inpatient Treatment if needed.
In addition, BANA offers support services to Family & Friends of individuals undergoing treatment, after care following completion of treatment and In-Hospital Support to individuals currently receiving services from BANA.
BANA is also a Practicum site for internships in Masters Doctoral Psychology, Social Work (B.S.W , M.S.W.), Dietitian and Nursing programs.
Our Clinical services are provided without age restrictions and are supported by the Ministry of Health and the Erie St Clair LHIN.
As education is the key to prevention, BANA has provided services to thousands of individuals of all ages, genders and social/economic backgrounds. In addition, we annually organize and host over 200 educational health promotion presentations and programs that reach more than 20,000 children and adults.
We are happy to offer presentations at no cost to your organization on various topics including Self Esteem, Body Image, Size Acceptance, Body Based Harassment, Media Influences and more.
The Staff and Board at BANA remain committed to being a Centre for Eating Disorders, Health and Wellness in our newest location. For more information visit us at www.bana.ca.