Our team in West Cheshire is a small team which covers children and young people who are registered with a general practitioner in the West Cheshire area. The team consists of psychological therapists, a dietitian and access to doctors who can see a young person to discuss the benefits of medication to support their recovery.
We treat a range of eating disorders from first presentation to severe. Treatment programmes are evidence-based care packages tailored to meet the needs of service users and their carers. We offer assessment and treatment to people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or mixed eating disorder symptoms (eating disorders not otherwise specified).
The following lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9am - 5pm
0-16 CAMHS: 01244 393200
16-18 CAMHS: 01244 397555
In addition to the above there is an out of hours advice line which is available Monday to Friday, 5pm-10pm and 12pm-8pm during weekends. The out of hours number is: 01244 397644
How to access us
If you are concerned about yourself, a family member or young person who you suspect may be developing an eating disorder then please ring the relevant number above and you will be put through to the duty professional.
Contacting either number will enable you to speak to an experienced mental health clinician who will ask you a number of questions: to find out more about your concerns and gather information. This will help the clinician make a decision about whether the young person needs to see someone from the Eating Disorder team, another member of the wider CAMHS team or whether another service would better meet their needs.
Once it is agreed that the young person will be seen by the Eating Disorder team then you will be asked (if this has not already happened) to ensure that the young person is seen by their GP. This is to make sure that certain tests are completed to ensure that their physical health is stable and they do not need any urgent medical treatment.
The West Eating Disorder team will then send an appointment to the young person and their family and will ensure that they are seen within 28 calendar days after the referral has been accepted.