Brighton And Hove CAMHS Tier 4 Eating Disorder Service
What we provide
Brighton & Hove Clinic provides a CAMHS Tier 4 Eating Disorder service for young people aged 12 up to 18 years with a primary diagnosis of eating disorder; or an eating difficulty with a co-morbid presentation for example mental health or psychological issues, such as depression, OCD or anxiety or self-harm.
We work actively with young people and their families, to empower them to manage their illness in the community.
Our 16 bed inpatient unit provides a warm and nurturing environment so that we can identify and understand the symptoms, patterns and origins of psychological distress and help patients manage their condition.
Each young person has their own en-suite bedroom and are encouraged to personalise their space so they feel comfortable. All young people have access to the communal living space, a dining area, quiet room, occupational therapy kitchen, laundry and garden. The environment enables the young people to socialise with their peers and be as independent as possible without feeling isolated.
Our expert Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) provide person-centred care, which is tailored to meet the physical, medical, and mental health needs of each individual. The team support them through their journey with us and to continue their treatment in the community.
We combine NICE guideline recommended therapies to create bespoke therapy programmes that meet the needs of each young person. Psycho- education is provided to enable the young people to understand nutrition, the effects of starvation and to help them make healthy food choices. Adolescents are also given the opportunity to engage in other appropriate therapeutic programmes such as mindfulness, family and trauma therapy.
We work collaboratively with each young person and their parents or carers in care planning, starting with care plans, risk assessments and MDT weekly reviews.
Whom we treat
We treat children and young people aged 12 up to 18
years, male and female with a primary diagnosis
of eating disorder or a co-morbid presentation
(other psychological or mental health issues).
CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CRT – Cognitive Remediation Therapy
MVT – Motivational Enhancement Therapy
We offer an evidence based inpatient treatment programme focusing on moderate to severe eating disorders. All of our inpatient wards have access to a lounge, dining space, kitchen area and quiet room. Onsite we have an Ofsted registered school to enable the young people to continue with their schooling whilst in treatment.
We focus on four stages in the recovery process:
Stage 1: Re-establishing eating
Stage 2: Re-establishing eating with Family
Stage 3: Getting out and about
Stage 4: Getting back to normal life and preventing relapse
We treat children and young people aged 12 up to 18 years, male and female with a primary diagnosis of eating disorder or a co-morbid presentation (other psychological or mental health issues).