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Eating Disorders

Our eating disorder service provides psychological assessment, formulation and intervention for adults (aged 16 and over) who are experiencing an eating disorder. Referrals for the eating disorder service, including the FREED pathway are accepted from GPs and other medical practitioners.

We offer a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), delivered in both individual and group settings. We also offer consultation to other services when direct working is not considered the most appropriate form of intervention.

First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED).

The Liverpool FREED pathway offers support to 16 to 25 year olds living in Liverpool who have experienced an eating disorder for three years or less.

To read more about this service click here: https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/about-us/news/liverpool-freed-service-launched-to-help-young-people-with-eating-disorders/

In a small minority of cases, admission may be required to a local inpatient eating disorder unit. The EDS operate as gatekeepers for these admissions and are closely involved in the referral and planning in such cases.

Our monthly carers’ group offers support to family members and partners of those engaged in therapy in our service.

Referral process

Eating Disorder Service - Frequently asked freedom of information requests

Men Get Eating Disorders Too - Read the interview with our psychologists (pictured) P18-21