Who we are

We are a community outpatient eating disorder service for children and young people (0-18 years), available Surrey-wide.

We are registered with the QNCC-ED (Quality Network for Community Eating Disorder services for children and young people), and in 2017 we were one of the finalists in the Royal College of Psychiatrists Team of the Year Award.

We assess and treat young people with eating disorders including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Unspecified feeding and eating disorders.

Referrals

We see urgent referrals within five days and routine referrals within 15 days. We aim to offer evidence based treatments within 28 days of referral. Self-referrals are also accepted.

Who we support

The service treats young people who have an eating disorder and supports their parents and families, who are important in the young person’s recovery.

Eating disorders can be extremely distressing and can affect the whole family. It is crucial that specialist intervention is both prompt and robust in order to make life saving decisions about the young person in need.

Helping young people to restore lost weight and develop healthier eating behaviours is key for our service, as well as encouraging people to talk about their feelings and learn healthier ways of coping with things as they start to recover.

We welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and religions. Please share with us any information about things we can do to make your experience with us more helpful.

What people say

“We were, from day one, left in no doubt as to the seriousness of Anorexia. We feel fully educated on the illness. Our daughter was listened to sympathetically and genuinely helped by all involved.”

“We were grateful for the support and understanding, and being taught how to help our daughter when we had no idea what to do.”

“Everyone I came into contact with was so helpful in my daughter’s recovery.”

“My keyworker made me feel safe and comfortable at a time when I felt alone, attacked and angry. She let me open up without feeling judged and brought such positive energy which made me realise I actually wanted to recover.”

“The service helped me stay out of hospital and turn my eating disorder around.”

“All the support I have received has been extremely helpful. I feel they really listened to me, they cared and helped me get better, healthy and happy again. The care I received was appropriate.”