Contact Details

Albert Suite,
Farnham Road Hospital,
Farnham Road,
Surrey GU2 7LX,
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01483 448 020

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Contact Names

Service Manager: Arran Higgins
Deputy Director: Suzanne Cole

Out of Hours Contact

Mental Health Crisis Helpline: 0800 915 4644

SMS texting for people with speech or hearing difficulties: 07717 989 024

Next Generation Text Service App or Textphone users ( 18001 0800 915 4644

Service Description

Our eating disorders services are currently provided by a specialist team which covers three localities, North West Surrey, South West Surrey (including Hampshire Borders) and East Surrey and day care is available at Albert Suite, Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford.

A triage assessment system operates to keep waiting times down. Although staff are nominally linked to a specific locality, staff work flexibly across the Trust area to ensure individual and group therapy is provided equitably.

Our aim is to offer a high quality service to adults (age 18+) who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa or moderate to severe forms of Bulimia Nervosa. Limited input will be offered to clients with Binge Eating Disorder, usually a group. Referrals of young people aged below 18 years should be addressed to CAMHS.

Areas Covered

  • Guildford
  • Hart
  • Rushmoor
  • Surrey Heath
  • Waverley

Referral Process

We accept referrals from GPs and Surrey and Borders clinicians. It helps us if base line blood tests results are made available, plus height and weight in the referral letter.

Referral Criteria

People should be stable before being accepted for care by us - we will offer consultation and advice during acute phases of medical or psychiatric disturbance, but will not be actively involved in treatment until the person is stable.

We are not a service for people who are obese and want to lose weight. If a person is referred to us for help with over-eating, we are likely to recommend they are referred to a local weight management service to support them with healthy weight loss.

People with binge eating disorder may be offered an evidence-based group recovery programme based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). This is an eight week Managing Binge Eating course which is run by our psychologists and has no upper BMI threshold.

We are happy to discuss any potential referrals by telephone.

Waiting Times

2-6 weeks

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