Livewell Southwest’s severe eating disorder consultation and assessment service (SEDCAS) is committed to helping people to recover from eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that manifest themselves in different ways; people may severely restrict the amount, or type of food they will eat; eat to excess (binging) or rid themselves of food in unhealthy ways (pursing, laxatives). People’s relationships with food may if they have an eating disorder: to some, food becomes a way to cope and feel in control, and for others, it is a source of significant stress.
We work closely with colleagues at the Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust and in local primary care settings to enhance the delivery of safe and effective treatments to help support people at all stages of their recovery journey. SEDCAS supports individuals by joining care plan assessment meetings, helping to plan admissions and discharges (including liaising with CAMHS and / or community mental health teams to ease transitions between places of care), undertake community-focused eating disorder work with GPs and provide specialist dietetic input.
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For general enquiries, or to be directed to a specific service or individual, please contact our switchboard on 01752 435502.