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/ psychological issues, such as depression, OCD or anxiety/ 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 adolescent will have their own en-suite bedroom, they are encouraged to personalise their space for them to feel comfortable. All young people have access to 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, be as independent as possible where they do not feel isolated.
Our expert multi-disciplinary team provide person centre care that is tailored to meet the physical and medical/mental health needs of each individual, to 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 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/carers in care planning, starting with care plans, risk assessments and MDT weekly reviews. We aim to promote early recovery through person centered holistic care that is evidenced based and cost effective.
Timescales from referral to admission: