Our Wirral CAMHS Eating Disorder 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 people who access our services 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).
We have an advice line which can be accessed by calling 0151 488 8453.
This advice line is available during the day and the evening. If you are concerned about yourself, a family member or young person who you suspect may be developing an eating disorder then please ring this number.
How to access us
Using the number above, you will be able 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 to help make a decision about whether the young person needs to see someone from our 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 Wirral 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. Our team will ensure that a letter is sent to the young person’s GP detailing the investigations that need to be completed.
The Wirral 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.