Our team is based in Macclesfield; we are a small team consisting of psychological therapists and a dietitian. We are based within the local CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) which means we also have access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Consultants who can see a young person should their support be needed for the young person’s recovery. We also work closely with GPs who will monitor and review your physical health regularly.
We offer assessment and treatment to young people aged 8-18 years of age with: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Atypical Eating Disorders (eating disorders not otherwise specified). We treat a range of eating disorders from first presentation to ones which are a little more complicated and aim to work with the young person and their family within the community.
We have an evidence base which influences our ethos that early identification and treatment is really important for the recovery of a young person from an Eating Disorder.
Should you need to speak with the team you can contact us on 01625 712042 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. If your concerns are out of these hours support can be accessed Monday to Friday 5pm-10pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm-8pm by calling 01244 397644.
How to access us
If you are worried about yourself or someone else who may have an Eating Disorder it is really important that you see your GP, as reviewing your physical health as early as possible is strongly recommended. When you see your GP they will do the checks they need to do. These may include: taking your blood pressure, pulse and temperature, listening to your breathing and heart and taking some blood. All of these tests are really important to check your physical health during a time of difficulty.
Your GP will be able to decide if they need to make a referral to our team. Once we have received your referral, one of the team will contact you to discuss the referral and some of the information that we would ask and/or need to know is:
- What your concerns are and how long you have been worried about yourself/a young person
- The young person's current weight and height
- An idea of any weight loss and how much in what time period
- If the young person is making themselves sick or taking any medication to try and lose weight. If so it would be helpful to know how often they are doing this
- If you have any concerns about a young person's mood, or if there is a risk that they may be hurting themselves
- Any physical health concerns such as sensitivity to cold, dizziness/fainting, tiredness/weakness, palpitations or shortness of breath
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