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TypeEating Disorders Service
The Northamptonshire Eating Disorder Service is a countywide, psychology-led, community service. We offer assessment and support to adults with a diagnosable eating disorder. We work with people who are suffering from a wide range of eating disorders. This includes Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.
We are specialist clinicians, psychologists, specialist nurses and dieticians. Our work includes individual and group therapy, and carers support. We involve people who have used our service in service development, delivery and recruitment processes.
Who is this service for? People aged 18 and above who have an eating disorder, as well as their carers/loved ones.
How do I register for this service?
Referrals should be made by your GP or the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). We also allow people to register themselves, however, it is always necessary for us to tell GPs of self-referrals.
To register yourself for this service call 0300 0270570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your:
- Date of Birth
- Contact details,
- GP details
- Summary of your struggles.
What happens after I register with the service?
After a referral is made into our service, it is looked at by senior members of the team. We will then call or write to you to invite you to an assessment appointment.
In this assessment appointment, we will ask a number of questions to find out more about your struggles.
After the assessment, we will then have a discussion with you about steps for support. These may include:
- adding you to the wait list for support within our team
- physical health monitoring with your GP surgery
- signposting to another service for more suitable support.
Northants, NN1 3EB
Telephone: 03000 270570
Meet the team
Our service is made up of:
- clinical and counselling psychologists
- clinical nurse specialists
- advanced nurse practitioner
- specialist dietician
We also work closely with GP’s who hold responsibility for physical health monitoring. Our service provides both individual and group based support.
Our mission is to provide a full and compassionate service to improve the lives of adults with an eating disorder. We are committed to quality care using our expertise and service users and carer experiences to inform our practice and make a difference. We base our care plans on clinical research and evidence to create a solid foundation for patient care. Working with our service users and patients we can add flexible and creative elements to each person's care so we can adapt to everyone's unique needs.
We aim to support those in our services on their recovery path. We work with our patients and service users to reach a feeling of wellness and give them the quality of life based on their values and goals. We do this by working together with respect, offering choices and ensuring each person knows they have bespoke plans in place.
Reviews and feedback
To provide any feedback on your care with this service by visiting I Want Great Care and enter the code: 1090
Your comments are really important and will help improve the service for you and others.
Useful resources and links
Beat - Beating Eating Disorders
UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf - adults, students and under 18s. Information, helplines and details of local support groups.
Adult Helpline telephone: 0808 801 0677
Studentline for students telephone: 0808 801 0811 E-mail: email@example.com
Diabetics with Eating Disorders (DWED)
DWED is the only UK charity that supports and advocates for people that struggle with both type 1 diabetes and any kind of eating disorder. Provides information, resources and support to those suffering, and professionals providing care.
First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (age 16-25) The FREED website provides information on eating disorders, the importance of early intervention, and how to seek help. There are resources you can download and stories from young people who have recovered from an eating disorder.
Male voices with eating disorders MaleVoicED is a charity which recognises and values the lived experience of males who have experienced, or are experiencing, eating disorders, disordered eating and associated conditions.
National UK eating disorders organisation. Provides ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends.
If you’re struggling with an eating disorder or you’re worried that you might be, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online recovery course: ‘First Steps to Recovery’ - interactive course with guidance and information on what recovery looks like for you. Suitable for both individuals and parents/carers.
Telephone: 03000 11 12 13 (option 3) Tues-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm
ABC Helpline: 03000 11 12 13 (option 1 or 2)