New referrals will be received via borough-based CAMHS teams in Newham, Tower Hamlets and City & Hackney and passed on to the CEDS-CYP. Referrals can be made by GPs, healthcare professionals, schools and colleges.
We accept self-referrals from young people, parents and carers. If you would like to speak to us about referring yourself or your child please call us on 02074262556.
Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
Someone with anorexia nervosa worries all the time about food, eating, body weight or body shape. Behaviours such as eating very little or over-exercising can lead to them losing a lot of weight.
Bulimia Nervosa (BN)
Someone with bulimia nervosa also worries a lot about body weight and body shape. They alternate between eating next to nothing, and then having binges when they over-eat and feel out of control. They may vomit or take laxatives to control their weight.
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Someone with binge eating disorder has frequent episodes of binge eating, often feeling out of control of how much they’re eating, and feeling uncomfortably full or ashamed.
Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
This is when someone has considerable difficulty and distress around eating. Some but not all of the features of AN, BN or BED are present.
- Rapid response to referrals (within 15 days)
- Multi-disciplinary specialist assessments
- High quality, evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy (FT)
- Consultation, support and advice to other professionals working with children and young people.
- Training in the delivery of early intervention treatment for mild and emerging eating difficulties.
- B-eat Youthline: 0845 634 7650
- ChildLine: 0800 1111
If things are getting worse make an emergency appointment with your family doctor. If you feel you are in crisis and have concerns around keeping yourself safe, you should be assessed by your doctor or seen in your local A & E department who can then consult with specialist out-of-hours CAMHS staff.