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As friends or relatives, you  are invited to join individuals attending for assessment, to provide a broader perspective on the difficulties experienced at home.

Where appropriate a carer assessment will be undertaken.  Information is provided for you to help you to support someone with an eating disorder and when appropriate you may be invited to join sessions of psychological therapy with the individual.

When individuals are transferred to our team from Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at least 2 appointments are offered to parents/carers to introduce you to how adult eating disorders services work.  We encourage individuals to involve you as parents / carers in their treatment, while respecting confidentiality.

A Friends and Family Support group is offered at our unit, Cotswold House, based at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford.  Friends and family members of individuals receiving treatment by the team are most welcome at this group.

We also run skills-based workshops, aimed at those supporting and living with somebody with an eating disorder.  For further information  or to reserve a place, please contact Alison New on 01865 902315.

Last updated: 17 August, 2017

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