Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Eating Disorder Service

Information for professionals

We are here to support where there is concern that a young person may have an eating disorder. This page provides some useful resources about eating disorders and information about how we can help.

Eating disorders are common in adolescence. If they are detected early and there is access to specialist treatment the prognosis is very good. However, if left untreated, or treated inadequately, the disorder can become chronic and difficult to treat. Many adults with long term eating disorders developed their initial symptoms in the adolescent years. This service will provide easy access for patients where an eating disorder is suspected.

How we can help

Additional support

Access research carried out by our eating disorder team.

Find out what training is available to help your support young people.

Useful articles, books, apps and references.

Further information

The NICE Guidelines for eating disorders can be accessed on their website (external website).

A useful guideline for assessment and management of physical risk is the Junior Marsipan Guideline (external resource).

Last updated: 21 May, 2019