We deliver a cost effective service for schools and colleges requiring support with the management of students with eating disorders. We provide training, consultancy and therapeutic support for schools and college.


What types of schools do we work with?

We work with all types of schools including:

How do we help schools and colleges?

At The Bridge, we understand that managing a child or young person’s eating disorder whilst in an education setting can be difficult. We offer therapeutic support, training and consultancy. Our team delivers therapeutic support through individual and group interventions if required. Training provided by our specialist team includes workshops and training days which are available to various audiences, including all school staff, parents and carers. Liaising with parents and carers can also be included within consultancy work.

We understand the importance of safeguarding the welfare of all students, including those with an eating disorder. We provide instant access to our specialist team, along with a broad range of services suitable to individual needs and requirements. Our service can be designed on a bespoke basis to truly support the needs within your school.

What can we help with?

  • Risk management

    We educate schools and colleges in spotting the red flags or risk factors in children and young people who may have an eating disorder. Training in awareness and symptoms of eating disorders is essential for early intervention and minimising risk.

  • Signpost training

    Schools and colleges are usually the first point of contact for a child or their parent when seeking help for an eating disorder. Appropriate service signposting is crucial for a child or young person to receive the right help.

  • Supporting service users in an education environment setting

    We understand the importance of school and college environments and are able to support the child or young person in a way that is in line with their therapy goals and progress. We provide consultancy and therapeutic support for outpatient service users in a school setting.

  • Relapse prevention

    Recovery is maximised when the education setting actively supports a young person. We offer training and therapeutic support to education setting that require assistance for relapse prevention of a child or young person during the recovery stage of an eating disorder.

  • Family work

    We are able to provide training and consultancy to education settings concerning the family or care network of a child or young person with an eating disorder. We believe that providing support to the family of a young person, and training the family in encouraging treatment and recovery of an eating disorder, is essential to maximising treatment potential in a child or young person. We help you deliver the right support to families.

How can schools and colleges refer us?

As well as providing services to schools and college to support a young person, schools are also able to refer a child or young person to us if they think they would benefit from outpatient treatment. The referral process is swift and simple. Referrals can be made by members of the senior leadership team. With parental consent, schools and colleges are able to arrange for an initial assessment for the young person.

Our services and team are flexible to needs and would be happy to discuss specific requirements.

To talk to a member of our team, or to book a free initial discussion please contact us now.

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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