Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service
Worcestershire CEDS (Community Eating Disorder Service) is a specialist service within the Worcestershire CAMHS team that specifically treats eating disorders in children and young people between the ages of 8 to 17 and ½. The team are made up of specialist eating disorder mental health professionals spread across Worcestershire.
Telephone number: 01527 488650
Service hours: 9 till 5pm
Location: County wide the whole of Worcestershire
General manager/Matron/Team Lead: Maureen Forde Service Manager, Jo Percival Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nyarai Majuru Team Lead
Average 12 month FFT score (if applicable): 100%
We offer treatment for young people which includes family therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). We also provide consultation and offer a parent support group on a quarterly basis.
Treatments will start a maximum of 28 days after the referral has been accepted however, if your case is urgent treatments can start within 1 week. If the young person's physical state is life threatening due to their eating disorder behaviours they may be admitted to a paediatric ward by the paediatric team.
When someone is referred to us, we meet with them for an assessment to find out more about the problem and see if we can be of help. Sometimes our team might not be the best place for the individual; in that case we will refer on to a service that can best support them. If we can help, we will work with the person on a recovery programme.
Click the below patient information leaflets for more information.
How to access the service
Our eating disorder team takes referrals direct from all professionals only.
Complete the CAMHS referral form including the most recent height, weight, current behaviours and blood results pulse and BP. If the referral has information on that indicates an eating disorder the referral will be passed onto the team where we will triage by contacting the family within 2 days of receipt of the referral.
Send referrals to:
Address: CAMHS Single Point of Access, Wildwood West Wing,1st Floor, County Hall Campus, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP
Tel: 01905 768 300
Working hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
All referrals accepted will be assessed with treatments starting within 1 week for urgent referrals and 28 days for routine referrals. If the referral indicates an emergency, we may advise you and the family that they will need to be assessed by the paediatric team and admitted to a ward if their physical state indicates life threatening physical state due to their eating disorder behaviours. This will not delay assessment and treatment, if required we will assess and start treatment even if they are admitted to the paediatric ward.