We understand that caring for a child or loved one with an eating disorder can be a worrying and heartbreaking situation. We support parents or carers who are worried about their child’s disordered eating.


When would you need our support?

We can support parents or carers that have any concerns regarding a child's disordered eating. Common times we provide support are:

We provide parents and carers with immediate access to a multidisciplinary service, which is led and coordinated by a mental health nurse.

By being able to access specialist eating disorder services immediately your child will be supported with regular assessment and interventions, in addition to reviews from our nurse. We provide bespoke psychological and dietetic treatment to encourage recovery of their disordered eating. We provide all this in an outpatient setting, so you and your family and have a normal life during recovery. You may be unsure if your child has an eating disorder, or do not know how to broach the subject, we can help with this. We offer all of our treatments in an outpatient setting, with the option of family based therapy to reduce conflict between you all and encourage likelihood of a full recovery. You may not fully understand why your child has developed an eating disorder. Psychological intervention can help identify and heal the route course, while the dietetic therapy helps identify any nutritional deficiencies and encourage weight restoration, if that is required.

If you suspect your child has an eating disorder, give us a call on 0161 820 8010 to see how we can help.

How do we work?

We provide a multidisciplinary eating disorder service that is based on best practice and NICE guidelines to ensure we offer an adequate service, which is evidence based and achieves recovery. Our mental health nurse will assess and coordinate the best treatment plan which is is appropriate to your child’s needs to provide the best care and support to aid recovery.

We provide an assessment and weekly reviews with the mental health nurse to ensure recovery is not disrupted and that your child can raise any issues they wish to. Your child may have had a relapse and they have been an inpatient before, but it did not provide long term recovery, an outpatient setting may be more suitable for them. Your child is at the centre of everything we do, to ensure we get them back to a healthy weight, allowing them to live life to the fullest, like all children should.

Which types of eating disorder do you treat?

  • anorexia nervosa
  • Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFRID)
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • OSFED
  • Other eating disorders

We also help people with dual diagnosis such as:

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Depression disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorder
  • Self harm
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma

At The Bridge, we treat and help with all mental health issues, eating disorders and dual dual diagnosed individuals.

How can our service benefit you?

We provide a holistic multidisciplinary approach to eating disorder recovery in an outpatient setting. Our team can help you with:

  • Providing you with immediate access to a passionate, approachable and knowledgeable team
  • Assisting recovery of your child’s eating disorder
  • Teaching you and your family techniques in supporting recovery for your loved one
  • Educating your child to help develop a positive mental and physical wellbeing
  • Providing support for aftercare of treatment
  • Training families in relapse prevention techniques and red flag spotting

Why The Bridge?

Our service is unique and bespoke. We provide children and young adults with immediate access to a multidisciplinary specialist eating disorder service. We provide you with:

  • Immediate access to a specialist team

    We believe to maximise people’s recovery we should provide them with immediate access and to our specialist multidisciplinary team of professionals that will work with them holistically.

  • Holistic and patient centred care

    We believe in continuously providing holistic, patient-centred treatments which promote physical and mental wellbeing to increase resilience. The needs and wellbeing of patients is at the centre of everything we do.

  • Results based treatment

    We are committed to providing results-focused practice to ensure we deliver patients with the goals they want to achieve. Importantly, we believe results are best achieved with an educative approach and we work with our patients to achieve their goals together.

Do you suspect your child has an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses and are often diagnosed with other mental health problems, creating a dual diagnosis. Our mental health nurses and psychologists are trained to help a child or young person with an eating disorder manage a dual diagnosis.

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