Eating Disorders

The service aim is to work in collaboration with children, young people and their families or carers to offer specialist assessment and treatment provision in order to restore both physical and psychological welbeing.

Our Specialist Eating Disorder team works with children and young people with eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge Eating disorder.

The children, young people and their families will be offered therapies focused on the eating disorder as recommended by by the NICE guidelines (May 2017). Other support includes individual cognitive-behavioural therapy for the young person, nutritional management, medical monitoring, individual and parent/carer’s support. We offer psychoeducation support evidence based group interventions. Young people who are dealing with serious medical risk may be referred to an inpatient facility until they are medically fit to access support in the community.

Additional Support

B-eat, the eating disorders charity, provides information and support on their website or via their helpline 08456 341414 / 08456 347650. A text service is also available on 07786 20 18 20.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes information leaflets which can be downloaded free of charge from their website.