This involves supporting families as well as the young person. The treatment is varied, depending upon individual needs and will include some of the following sessions:

  • One to one; this is time for you on your own, giving you the opportunity to talk alone. Any psychological therapy or individual work will be tailored to your needs and stage of recovery. We will take time to help you think through how the sessions can be best used and how often the sessions will take place.
  • Family; a member of our team will meet with you and your parent(s) / carers / grandparents / brothers and sisters; those people who are involved in helping to support you.
  • Physical monitoring; your blood pressure, pulse and temperature will be checked along with any other necessary physical assessment. Blood samples will be taken to allow for blood tests to be carried out. Your weight and height will be measured. The frequency of the sessions will be agreed depending on your physical status.
  • Psychiatric and / or paediatric; an appointment to meet with a psychiatrist within our service or a local paediatrician may be required if specific difficulties need to be discussed / addressed.
  • Dietetic; helping you to achieve a well-balanced nutritional intake is an important part of treatment. The dietician will meet with you to talk to you about meal planning, nutritional and physical health education, and help with all food related issues.
  • Meal support; to help you manage your meals, snacks and drinks, with the most appropriate support for you.
  • Social support; this is time to consider your social needs and any help you may need.
  • Group work; the service runs different groups at different times. If there is a group available during your time with us, we can help you think about group work as a possible part of your treatment.
  • Collaborative skills; is a group for parents and carers of young people with eating difficulties.  


We may we need to think about other treatment options depending on your individual needs and progress. This will be discussed with you and your family as needed.

At appointments, anything you or your family tell us is confidential. There are times when we are required to share information, for example if we are made aware of anyone being at risk of harm. If we are required to pass this information on we will discuss this with you.


Reviewing progress

There will be progress review meetings with you and your family to discuss if your package of care needs to be changed. These meetings are called ‘Care Programme Approach (CPA)’.

 If there is any part of this leaflet which you do not understand or wish to discuss further please contact us.


Leaflet reference: L899
Version: V2
Date last updated: 01 / 2018
Archive date: 01 / 2021


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