CARF accreditation to ensure that it meets international standards for safety and quality of care, and it is staffed by professionals with the skills and experience required to deliver compassionate, person-centred services that foster trusting relationships, develop and enhance resiliency, and support developmentally appropriate levels of independence.The Woodstone Residence is Canada’s first publicly-funded residential treatment centre for young people suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or eating disorder not otherwise specified. Woodstone’s therapeutic program is based on the strongest available evidence of effective treatment for eating disorders, and is the result of a meticulous development process involving consultation and collaboration with both local and international experts in eating disorders treatment and intervention, as well as mental health and youth care more generally. The organization is now working toward
Woodstone is located in southern British Columbia on picturesque Galiano Island, which has well-established links to Greater Vancouver and the Capital Region of Vancouver Island. The residence has the capacity to treat 20 medically stable individuals who require an intensive, highly-structured yet home-like therapeutic environment.
What are the benefits of residential service on Galiano Island?
Galiano Island offers an ideal setting in which to promote healthy living, community connectedness, mindfulness and healing. Galiano Island supplies an excellent balance between separation from the pressures of daily life and access to a range of important services. Indeed, individuals admitted to Woodstone may feel as though they are living somewhere quiet and remote, at the same time as the island provides for all regular, daily needs, and they are able to benefit as required from additional services offered in nearby, easily accessible urban centres such as Vancouver and Victoria.
The Woodstone Residence conforms to best practice recommendations for facilities providing mental health care. Situated on nine acres of land in a former inn, the beautiful main building includes a dining room, professional kitchen, large common rooms, and multiple spacious bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. It is surrounded by marshland, fields and woods that create a peaceful space conducive to recovery and reflection.
Galiano’s community is warm, welcoming and committed to wellness, and the natural beauty of its physical environment attracts residents and tourists alike. There are many local accommodations for visiting family members, from hotels to rental properties to bed and breakfasts.