EDAIT provides specialist multi disciplinary assessment, formulation and treatment for adult eating disorder. Interventions are 1 to 1 but also incorporate families and carers,
In addition EDAIT can work jointly with the community mental health teams (CMHTs) to provide care or consultancy where required.
The team supports safe transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and safe transfer of care for other eating disorder services in the UK. The team acts as the link for patients who need admitted to the Regional Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit (REDU) at St John’s Hospital in Livingston.
Referrals typically come from general practitioners, CMHTs, CAMHS & other eating disorder services in the UK. Unfortunately the service is unable to accept direct patient referrals. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may have an eating disorder we would advise you to make a GP appointment in the first instance.
Current team members include:
- Consultant Psychiatrist
- Clinical Psychologist
- Specialist Dietitian
- Psychology Assistant
- Dietetic Assistant
- Team Secretary
The team works Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
The team works with patients with eating disorders whose needs cannot be currently met within secondary care. If referred, the team will consider the referral and if appropriate offer an assessment appointment. Acceptance of referrals for assessment is not based on BMI.
At assessment we ask for a detailed personal history, including information about how the difficulties with eating first developed, and how it impacts upon current daily life and the lives of those involved in supporting the person. We will also take some physical health observations including weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, temperature and bloods.
Following assessment we will work with the individual, and their families and carers, to develop a collaborative treatment plan based on their current difficulties. Treatment going forward may be within EDAIT or within another area of the mental health service.
Support & Self Help
These resources are for individuals, their families and carers experiencing difficulties with eating disorders.