Children and young people’s eating disorders resources
Eating Disorders guidance for professionals
Transformation Partners in Health and Care (TPHC) has worked with a number of partners to produce practical guidelines to help professionals working with children and young people to recognise early signs of eating disorders. Find resources and guidelines for professionals working in education, primary care and the voluntary and community sector (VCSE) below, as well as links to further support and additional guidance on recognising disordered eating.
Spotting symptoms video
In this short video, Dr Louise Miller, a GP and Clinical Lead for TPHC’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health workstream shares six signs which if spotted early can help lead to life-changing interventions and help prevent a person from developing an eating disorder. These signs may or may not be linked to a person’s weight or appearance so it’s important not to make any assumptions and speak to a GP for advice if you are concerned about any changes in behaviour.
Voluntary and community sector professionals (VCSE)
Transformation Partners in Health and Care in partnership with Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, have launched new eating disorder guidelines for voluntary and community sector professionals. The guidelines share advice about spotting the signs of eating disorders and when to refer children and young people to the community eating disorders service for specialist support.
Primary care professionals
Transformation Partners in Health and Care in partnership with Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, has developed updated eating disorder guidelines for primary care and education professionals.
The guidelines share advice about spotting the signs of eating disorders and when to refer children and young people to the community eating disorders service for specialist support. They have been endorsed by Dr Tom Coffey OBE GP, Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Children’s Services at Wandsworth CCG and Mayoral Health Advisor.
Guidelines for education professionals were launched in March 2020 and have since been updated to support professionals working in schools and colleges across London to increase knowledge and understanding of eating disorders and symptoms and to put a stop to myths.
Disordered eating guidance
TPHC has also developed guidance and series of resources to raise awareness of disordered eating, and to improve care pathways to better meet the needs of young people with this presentation. Find these resources here.
You can find links to guidance on eating disorders for children and young people on this page.
For general information around eating disorders, visit:
- NHS England guidance on eating disorders
- Beat Eating Disorders charity website
- NHS 24/7 urgent mental health telephone support