The Eating Disorder's Team
Our community eating disorders team are based in our Forest Lane clinic however they are often out providing services in the community.
15 Forest Lane
Radlett, WD7 9HQ
Tel: 01923 633396
To see our clinic on the map and get directions click here.
To view our online access guide for this building via AccessAble click here.
There is parking available on site outside 15 Forest lane or to the right of the building outside Kingfisher Court.
We are a multi-disciplinary team including a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, a Specialty Doctor, Advanced Practitioners in Eating Disorders, Nurses, Nurse Associate, Support Workers and Family Therapists as well as an a Secretary and Team Leader. We all have a wealth of experience in working with young people with Eating Disorders. We support young people, teaching skills to help in their recovery from an Eating Disorder. We offer a variety of approaches to help you including family based treatment, cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders and motivational enhancement therapy depending on individual/family needs.
When you have seen your GP and been referred to the team, we will call to arrange a meeting with you and your parent(s).The initial meeting will be held at Kingsley Green, Radlett or one of the CAMHS Clinics.
During this initial assessment the Nurse(s) will ask you a series of questions to start building a picture of your relationship with food, and your current difficulties. We generally ask your parents to join us for some of that meeting, either initially or at the end of the meeting. It is important that families work together to promote recovery. An eating disorder can make you keep secrets about food and eating from your family, and you will probably feel guilty about this. We will encourage you to be honest about your relationship with food, without shame. You will not tell us something we have not heard before, and we will not judge you.
We will also check your weight, height, blood pressure and temperature, during this appointment. Weight and blood pressure will be checked in subsequent sessions. You do not have to know your weight although we would encourage you not to avoid this as it can lead to false assumptions about your own progress.
After this initial appointment the nurse will advise you re further appointments. These will vary depending on your motivation and needs. You may need a one off appointment only, or several sessions with the nurse.
- Welcome pack
Our HPFT CAMHS Services
- Our specialist teams
- Forest House - Radlett
You can also find support from the charity Beat at beateatingdisorders.org.uk