Eating Disorder Team

Sunlight through the trees We are a mental health team made up of nursing, psychological and psychiatric health professionals.

We work together in order to provide assessment and excellent care for anyone with eating disorders - including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. We endeavour to provide high quality care.

We operate an outpatient service where patients are required to attend their appointments at the Mandala Centre on Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham.

We offer services to any adult (18 years or over) who experiences difficulties with eating. Our patients are referred by GPs or other psychiatric services.

 

What happens when you are referred to our service?Blue sky with white clouds

After we receive your referral, there will be a discussion between the different professionals in our team about how best to help you.

After that, you may be offered an assessment with one of our qualified Health Professionals. This will help us to find out about your current difficulties, your past and family history. This usually takes around an hour.

If we feel that your needs can best supported by our service, we have a selection of clinician interventions. These usually start with a psycho-education group to begin your treatment journey. Your specific needs and treatment will be discussed with you following assessment.

We will be happy to talk through any concerns or questions that you have. 

FAQs

Can I bring someone with me to the first appointment?

You can choose to bring a family member, advocate or friend with you to the first appointment.  However, we usually encourage you to meet us by yourself at some stage during the assessment.

Is my information confidential? 

Yes it is.  We do have to share information with your GP or other healthcare professionals.  In exceptional circumstances if there were immediate concerns about your/others health and safety then we may share information with external services.

Who will monitor my physical health? 

Your  physical health monitoring is shared by our service and your GP.

Service opening hours

Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm.

There are some therapy groups that may take place between 5 and 7 pm.

 

Out of hours

Outside of office hours in case of an urgent issue please contact out of hours GP services, NHS 111, or in an emergency 999.

Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP, NHS 111, or in an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Further information

Group therapy

Psycho-education Group

This group is designed to educate patients with eating difficulties about eating disorders, related behaviours, psychological and physical causes and effects of these. This group will involve interactive educational sessions, individual and group tasks, and audio-visual aides such as videos and presentations.

The purpose of the group is educational, therefore individual assessment or monitoring of mental and physical health will not be possible during the group.

The group will be run on a rolling basis and clients will be able to join at any stage.

 

The Nutrition Group

This group, led by the dietitian, runs every Tuesday afternoon and is available to anyone receiving support from the Nottinghamshire Eating Disorders Service.

The sessions will include:

  • Dietetic advice to support changes to dietary intake
  • Designing balanced meal plans
  • General education on balanced eating
  • Specific advice on key nutrients
  • Goal setting

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals usually come from GPs. Health professionals within secondary mental health services can also refer.

 

Team Leader

Alison Newsham-Kent

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