CAMHS Eating Disorders

Welcome to the CAMHS community eating disorder page.

We are a newly developed specialist team working to support young people and families affected by eating disorders across Somerset. We work as a team with families to support young people to overcome their eating difficulties and to get back to the things that are important to them in life. Our team is made up of family therapists, psychologists, mental health nurses and practitioners, with support from psychiatrists, paediatricians and dieticians.

We offer evidence-based treatments including family based treatment, which research has shown to be effective in supporting children and adolescents to recover from an eating disorder. We take a ‘whole young person, whole family approach’ to assessment and intervention. This includes comprehensive assessment of eating difficulties and other needs, care planning and co-ordination, evidence-based interventions, physical health monitoring and risk management.

We also actively liaise with GPs, physical healthcare services, schools and other organisations.