Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Eating Disorder Service

Information for family and friends

Parent and carer participant group

We are very interested in hearing the views of parents and carers on a wide range of issues relating to our service.

  • Tell us your views on:
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Information leaflets
  • Website
  • Support to parents and young people
  • Research
  • Training

We are keen that the views of people that use our service are embedded in our service development and aim to work in partnership with you to provide the most effective service for young people with eating disorders and their families.

  • When do we meet?

The parent forum meets every few months for an informal and relaxed meeting with two or three members of our staff to canvass views on all aspects of the current service, discuss ideas for service development and hear your views on research.

We also invite parents and young people on a regular basis to join our team away days.

We may also approach parents between forum meetings if there are specific issues we would like advice on.

  • How to get involved

If you would like to be involved in the parent forum, please get in touch with Louis Headley, our participation lead:

Phone: 01865 902 424 

Mobile: 07468 709 210


You can also discuss ideas with Louis even if you are not able to attend the forum meetings and he will pass these on to the relevant people.

We look forward to meeting you at forum meetings!

Last updated: 26 March, 2019

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.