Eating Disorder Awareness
Young People with Eating Disorders - Knowing the First Signs:
Since COVID there has been a seen a significant rise in presentations of young people with Eating Disorders nationally, and locally in Southampton this is no different. The CAMHS team are noting both an increase in referrals for young people with eating disorders, alongside an increase in late presentations which means we are seeing young people for their first assessment with a higher level of physical compromise.
Below is a poster on Eating disorders: Know the first signs? and a range of very helpful resources for both awareness raising, and support for young people and parent/carers.
These national organisations do not replace the need for a CAMHS referral and all young people with a suspected eating disorder should be referred to Specialist CAMHS. Direct Line 023 8103 0061 or email the team at NHS.CAMHSWestNewReferrals@nhs.net