The team provides a county wide service for both men and women over the age of 16, who need help, support and treatment for an eating disorder such as:
- anorexia nervosa and
- bulimia nervosa.
The service offers assessment and treatment in a variety of community bases across Lincolnshire.
The team comprises of:
- Team Manager
- FREED Coordinator
- Consultant psychiatrist
- Consultant clinical psychologist
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Assistant Practitioners
- Counselling Psychologist
- Nurse specialists
- Advanced Physical Healthcare Nurse
- Community support workers
- Medical secretary
- Team Administrators
The service operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
How you might feel
Many of the people we meet have mixed feelings and are unsure whether they are ready to address such problems. We appreciate this can be scary and difficult to trust someone you don’t know. We encourage you to make contact, have a chat and then make a decision about whether you want to work with us.
If you are unsure that you even need help then that is fine too. Don’t be put off asking for advice. Our specialist and caring staff are more than happy to just have a quick chat about your concerns. It is important however, if you do want help, that you contact us as soon as possible. The sooner we can talk to you, the less likely things are going to deteriorate further and get more serious.
What an appointment involves
The first meeting involves having a chat with one of the team and deciding whether the time is right for you to make changes. This gives us an opportunity to find out about a little bit more about you and the problems you are experiencing.
We respect everyone as an individual, and as such tailor the support we provide to your specific needs. We are not here to trick you in to eating. If weight is affecting your health, we will give you information and ideas on how you can make small changes towards better health.
What we offer
- Advice and consultancy
- Psychiatric assessment
- Liaison work with other services
- CBT-e (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy adapted for eating disorders)
- SSCM (Specialist Supportive Clinical Management)
- MANTRA (Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults)
- Dietetic consultation
- Community support - including enhanced community support work if deemed appropriate.
- Liaison with First Steps Voluntary Sector who work alongside Lincoln University
- Eating Disorders Champion Training
- Provide teaching into Doctorate Clinical Psychology Training program on treating approaches for eating disorders
We consider referrals for patients over the age of 16. The basic minimum information required is:
- Weight, height and BMI
- Blood tests
- A history of the eating problems
In more complex cases requiring formal CPA and Care Co-ordination, eg. dual diagnosis and/or other co-morbid health problems, the Eating Disorder Service will either jointly work or offer advice and support. Care co-ordination should be provided by the local Community Mental Health Team.
Patients under 16 years of age should be referred to CAMHS Eating Disorders Service. The Eating Disorders Service will work with CAMHS EDS to ensure the smooth transition of patients to adult services as appropriate.
In general the referral protocol should be followed, however, we will consider each case individual. Please feel free to telephone the service on 01522 421632. You can email the service on email@example.com
First Steps ED - Skills for Carers Workshops
Our eating disorders service is working with First Steps ED, a leading eating disorder charity, to provide ‘Skills for Carers Workshops’ for parents, carers or loved ones of someone with disordered eating.
The ‘Skills for Carers’ course is a four-week course for parents, partners and siblings who wish to understand their role in a loved one’s recovery.
Each session will offer practical tips and information to help loved ones develop self-reflective and care-giving skills to help support a loved one.
Workshops are available monthly, and sessions run for 90 minutes each week over Microsoft Teams.
People can self-refer or be referred directly by our Adult Eating Disorders Service or CAMHS Eating Disorders Service.
To self-refer, visit https://form.jotform.com/220964041104343
For more support and resources, visit www.firststepsed.co.uk
Get involved! Join our Adult Eating Disorders Involvement Group
We are inviting people with lived experience, families and carers to help us shape our Adult Eating Disorders Service.
What is the Adult Eating Disorders Involvement Group?
The Adult Eating Disorders Involvement Group is a space for staff, people with lived experience of an eating disorder, carers and family members to work together to monitor, advise, and improve future practice by discussing topics and gathering experiences.
Including people who have used services, as well as families and carers is important to us. Your views are extremely valuable, and you are the best people to hold the Adult Eating Disorders Service to account, ensuring care is at a high standard and meets and represents as many people’s needs as possible.
The group currently meets monthly remotely via MS Teams.
If you would like to join the Adult Eating Disorders Involvement Group or speak to a member of the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07773 206341.
Feedback from group members
"We all work together to achieve the best outcomes for the service, patients, families and carers." - member of the Involvement Group
"This is a great, non-judgemental friendly group where everyone's opinions and ideas are discussed,
considered and acted upon, with a joint goal of improving the lives of those with eating disorders." -
member of the Involvement Group
AddressUnit 4, St George's site,
Long Leys Road,
Single Point of Access contact details
Sycamore Unit, Beaconfield,
National charity for people with eating disorders and their families