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Eating disorder service

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The CAMHS Eating Disorder Service provides treatment for children and young people experiencing the following:

  • Anorexia nervosa - when a person tries to keep their weight as low as possible; for example by starving themselves and/or exercising excessively.
  • Bulimia - when a person goes through periods of binge eating and is then deliberately sick or uses laxatives to try to control their weight.
  • Binge eating (BED) - when a person feels compelled to overeat large amounts of food in a short space of time.
  • Atypical Eating Disorder - some people, particularly those who are young, may have some but not all of the typical signs of an eating disorder and this is known as an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS).

The team is available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, with home support being in place seven days a week 8am-6pm, when required, supported by the CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment Team.

The team provides:

  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Medical assessment
  • Repid response
  • Staff trained in evidence based psychological interventions for eating disorders
  • Home treatment and family support

Referrals

Referrrals are accepted from professionals via the Single Point of Access 0303 123 4000