A community eating disorder service for children, young people and adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (children only) and related diagnoses.
- Service Delivery Office: The Eating Disorder service is a county-wide service delivered from two main sites in West Suffolk and East Suffolk.
- Service Manager Lead: Sarah Cross and Chris Hicks
- Service Contact: Bury North IDT – 01638 558650 / Coastal IDT – 01473 279200
Bury North IDT, Newmarket Hospital, Exning Road, Newmarket, CB8 7JG Coastal IDT, Bungalow 6, Walker Close, Ipswich, IP3 8LY
- Service hours: The core hours for community services are 9:00 – 17:00. We do offer extended hours as part of our in reach to support mealtime planning.
- What this service offers
- Access this service
- How this service support carers including friends and family
- Urgent help
What this service offers
The aim is for children and young people with an eating disorder to have access to timely and high quality mental health services. This ensures effective assessment, treatment and support for them and their families.
This will involve holistic service user-centred treatment. This includes psychiatric care, physiotherapy, specialist nursing care, psychological therapies, specialist dietetics and nutrition. The service user’s needs are at the centre of a specialist treatment pathway of care. We support the service user, their families, carers and supporters towards recovery. We help to improve quality of life and health – physical, psychological and social.
What conditions do you treat?
Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (children only) and related diagnoses. Co-morbidities will be jointly treated with IDT Pathways.
Access this service
People can access services through our single point of assessment – AAT, on 0300 123 1334. We accept professional referrals from GPs, school nurses, health visitors and social workers.
How this service support carers including friends and family
We offer systemic family engagement, involvement in care planning, carers support and groups. We also offer formal Carers Assessments.
The Access and Assessment Team can be contacted on 0300 123 1334.
If you are a service user and are in crisis and need support urgently you can contact your service on the number which will have been provided.
Call 0808 196 3494 to speak to our 24 hour mental health crisis line called First Response.
If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives.
If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police.
For non-life threatening medical situations, call NHS111 on 111.
For more information, see Help in a Crisis.