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:

  • 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
  • Dietician
  • Medical secretary
  • Admin. Staff

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)
  • 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
  • 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

Additional therapeutic interventions:

  • Empowering Families for Carers
  • Achieving Early Change Group provides psychoeducation and nutritional guidance
  • Body Image Workshops
  • RO-DBT Classes

Day Programme

Patients can be referred into the day programme. This 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.  This is done by equipping 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 

Contact details

Telephone number

Telephone 01522 421632 

Email address


Unit 4, Long Leys Bungalow
Long Leys Road,

Single Point of Access contact details

Telephone number

Telephone 0303 123 4000


Sycamore Unit, Beaconfield,
Beacon Lane,
NG31 9DF 

Useful websites


National charity for people with eating disorders and their families


Telephone 0845 634 1414

Email address

E Mail


Other useful sites

Royal College of Psychiatrists

NHS website

National Centre for Eating Disorders

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