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What support is available?

The community eating disorder service provides outpatient treatment for children and young people (up to the age of 18 years) with eating disorders and support for their parents, carers and families.

 Top tips for friends of someone with an eating disorder…

Top tips for siblings…

Advice for Parents Supporting a Sibling…

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What can we help you with?

Eating disorders are relatively common in young people and can have a serious impact on emotional, physical and social functioning.

 Specialist Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Leaflet

Common diagnoses

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia
  • Atypical eating disorder or eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). This diagnosis is made when there are serious signs of an eating disorder but it does not fulfil all the criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

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Myth Busting

Together with young people we have identified common myths around eating disorders and have put together some information to uncover the facts.

 Let’s bust those myths…


Treatments can include a number of options – most commonly a family-based approach, which will include the whole family. You may also be referred to a support group or recommended for individual therapy.

We will work with you to establish what options will work best for your own personal recovery.

Eating Disorder Participation Forum

We would like to invite you to our next participation forum for parents and young people to give us a chance to listen to your views and experiences to help improve our service.

 Find your invite here…

Out of hours support

Outside office hours – if there is a crisis, the family can approach the out of hours GP, who can access the out of hours CAMHS team if necessary.

How do I get in contact?

If you would like to get in contact with CAMHS about any concerns or questions, contact our single point of access service on 01865 901951. All younger children can be referred by their general practitioner (GP).

Last updated: 7 June, 2018