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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

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EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses. Anyone, no matter what their age, gender or background can develop one. Some examples of eating disorders include Bulimia, Binge eating and Anorexia. There is no single cause and people might not have all symptoms for any one eating disorder.

Eating disorders can be a way of coping with feelings or situations that are making the person unhappy, angry, depressed, stressed or anxious.

Eating Disorder Support Information Workshops

The SUN Network and The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working together to co-design leaflets, top tips, myth busters and support information for people needing to access the eating disorder services and their carers/ loved ones.

We will be holding design workshops for people who have experienced having an eating disorder and separate workshops for carers/ loved ones.

The people best placed to help us design this information are people who have already used the eating disorder services or experienced an eating disorder or caring for someone with an eating disorder.(adult eating disorder services and those who have or are transitioning from children to adults services)

If you are interested in participating either of these sets of workshops which will run from January to June please contact:

Lois Sidney:
Email: lois.sidney@sunnetwork.org.uk
Call/Text/Whattsapp: 07712 358172


Local help

Personalised Eating Disorder Support (PEDs) A specialist eating disorder charity based in Peterborough, supporting individuals locally and around the country and further afield via our Skype and email services.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust run the Eating Disorder Service locally. Most people will be seen as outpatients, with a small number requiring a hospital stay. To access support for an eating disorder, please visit your GP.

 

BEAT has lots of information that you may find useful if you think you or someone you know has an eating disorder..They have a helpline which is open 12 noon-8 pm during the week and 4 pm-9 pm on weekends and bank holidays.

It is free to call on 0808 801 0677 or you can email help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

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Stem4 have lots of information on the types of eating disorders and offers ideas for support and guidance.

 

 Myths about eating disorders

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