Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service
The Eating Disorder Service is a specialist, multi-disciplinary service with trained expertise. It provides assessment, monitoring, advice and treatment for young people with eating disorders and their families. Physical treatment including weight restoration support and advice and nutritional counselling and psychological interventions are offered. These include individual support and treatment such as Cognitive behavioural therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Enhanced for eating disorders, Individual Adolescent Focused Therapy, and Family Based Treatment, including the Maudsley Family Based Approach.
All treatment approaches are tailored according to individual need and circumstances. The service offers primarily an outpatient service with a paediatric in-patient service for medical monitoring if there are high levels of physical risk.
Where appropriate both individual and family support is offered with the option of attending a parent support group and meeting with parents and young people who have previously attended our service who provide peer mentorship and which is facilitated by the eating disorder team.
What to do if you are concerned about your child:
Make an appointment with your GP to discuss concerns or notify any health professionals who are involved in your child’s care.
All referrals should be directed to the referral coordinator in the CAMHS SPOC (single point of contact) team.
Referrals are accepted from GPs, paediatricians, allied health professions, social workers and teachers.
Location of service
The Service is located at Alder House on the Antrim Area Hospital site.
Hours of service
Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Information for parents and carers