Eating disorders

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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:

  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Consultant clinical psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Nurse specialists
  • Community support workers
  • Dietician
  • Medical secretary

The service operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

  • 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)
  • IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy)
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) skills
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
  • RO-DBT (Radical Openness Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Dietetic consultation
  • Community support
  • Appointments at Lincoln University to offer a advice and signposting to appropriate services for students
  • Provide teaching into Doctorate Clinical Psychology Training program on treating approaches for eating disorders

Additional therapeutic interventions:

  • Empowering Families for Carers
  • CBT Recovery Group
  • Body Image Workshops
  • RO-DBT Classes

Patients can be referred into the Day Programme. The day programme is a 3-day per week, pro-recovery treatment environment.  It incorporates two daily group sessions, exploring a range of relevant recovery topics, lunch and two snacks.  The objectives of the day programme are to empower individuals to take responsibility for recovery from an eating disorder and to equip them with a range of skills and knowledge to sustain recovery beyond the 12-week block of treatment offered.

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 

Useful contacts

For general advice about getting help for an eating disorder contact the team on:

  • Telephone: (01522) 421632 
  • Email:
Unit 4, Long Leys Bungalow
Long Leys Road,

GP referrals should be directed to the Trust's Single Point of Access

Telephone: 0303 123 4000

Sycamore Unit, Beaconfield,
Beacon Lane,
NG31 9DF 

Service leaflets

Useful websites

b-eat: National charity for people with eating disorders and their families

Other useful sites

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