New referrals will be received via Bedfordshire or Luton SPOE CAMHS and passed on to the CEDS-CYP. Referrals can be made by GPs, healthcare professionals, schools and colleges.
You will need to complete the CAMHS Referral Form which has a section on Eating Disorders. Ideally, this will be completed in collaboration with the young person, parent or carer. This will enable us to decide how best to help the client and their family. Please note that we do not currently accept self-referrals.
We can help people with symptoms of:
• Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
• Bulimia Nervosa (BN)
• Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Unfortunately, we currently are not able to offer treatment for Restrictive Avoidant Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) but we may support with information about this disorder.
We work with adults aged between 18-65 who have a registered Luton or Bedfordshire GP, and meet the diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder.
The service offers high-quality, evidence-based assessment and treatment for children, young people and their families. It is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of:
- Dietician: Offers advice about food choices and lifestyle
- Consultant Psychiatrist: A senior doctor who has overall responsibility for your care
- Therapists: Talk to you to help make sense of your difficulties and develop positive skills
- Family Therapist: Offers your family a supportive space to talk about their experience
Websites & OnLine Resources
Young Minds - Guide to Eating Disorders and resources:
Online resources for under 25s:
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.