Sarah Hobson, the School Counsellor recently attended a conference run by TEDS, The Eating Disorder Service at CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.)
TEDS encourages early intervention and provides prompt support and treatment for young people and families experiencing eating disorders. The service aims to restore physical health and psychological wellbeing in a safe and collaborative manner.
If you have a concern about your child’s eating, you can ring the service to talk through whether you need to refer them. A young person can self-refer, or you can refer them…you don’t need to go via your GP. Although there can be a long wait for help from mainstream CAMHS, The Eating Disorder Service has the resources to respond quickly to concerns and referrals.
Our local service is based in Melksham and the contact number is 01865 903777.
www.b-eat.co.uk has useful information on eating disorders, and runs a helpline on 0808 8010677.