CAMHS Eating Disorder Service

We are a Multi-professional team of Eating Disorder Specialists- Nurses/ Social Worker, a Family Therapist, Dietitian and Medic who have specialist training and experience in the treatment of Eating Disorders.

The team is based in The Sperrins, Ceardarwood Building Longstone Site, Armagh, providing a Monday-Friday 9am-5pm service, for 10-18 year olds living in the Southern Trust Area.

The Team specialises in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of young people who present on referral with:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Eating Disorders not otherwise specified/Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders
WHO CAN REFER?
  • General Practitioner/Family Doctor
  • Paediatricians (hospital and community)
  • Medical Physicians
  • A&E Consultants
  • Generic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Professionals

Referrals should be made by completing the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder referral Performa

(This can be accessed by emailing ceadarwood@southerntrust.hscni.net) and then forwarded to Referral Co-ordinators at camhs.teams@southerntrust.hscni.net.

Self-referrals are not accepted.

 

SERVICE PROVISION:WHAT THE TEAM OFFER:

When a young person is referred to the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service we offer a family and individual assessment and a full Dietetic assessment. If after these assessments, we believe that the Eating Disorder Service is appropriate to meet the young person’s needs, we will offer a follow up appointment and treatment plan.  We will liaise with the young person’s GP/Referral agent throughout treatment.

The team believe that recovering from an eating disorder involves enabling a young person to be able to eat enough to grow and develop normally by finding a way of addressing his or her emotional needs through a medium other than food and eating. Successful intervention involves working towards some understanding not just recognition of the problem.

Following assessment we offer a range of interventions which include:

  • Reviews
  • Motivational work
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy & Multi Family Therapy
  • Individual Nutritional Assessment Education and Reviews, Management of refeeding process
  • Nutritional Educational groups
  • Carers Support Education Group

The Team also provide

  • Consultation Service to Trust Professionals
  • Training

Contacts

CAMHS Eating Disorder Service

The Sperrins

Longstone Site

Armagh

BT61 7NQ

Call us028 38360680
Email usCAMHS.cedarwood@southerntrust.hscni.net