Breathe Therapies eating disorder treatment service is designed to provide treatment and support for individuals over the age of 18, experiencing eating distress or weight management difficulties. The service is provided on an outpatient basis, using the stepped care model to offer different levels and intensities of treatment dependent on each individual at the appropriate stage of their recovery.
Breathe care packages are based on a 12 week period, and are reviewed continually throughout this time frame. An individual would usually utilise one 12 week package of each level of treatment, however some individuals may require more or less treatment. Prior to commencement of treatment within our service, Breathe Eating Disorder Service must receive a referral from one of the following clinicians: GP, Social Worker, Psychiatrist, the Community Mental Health Team or a self referral for private clients.
Following receipt of this referral form, a request for funding will be actioned and following confirmation of the acceptance of funding, treatment can commence.
On initial contact, the client will undergo a 2 hour assessment observing the clients appropriateness for our service. This will be carried out by a specialist clinician experienced in the field of eating disorders. An individualised treatment plan will be developed including the following interventions:
Physical monitoring: i.e. Early warning Scores, relevant bloods in liaison via GP
Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index
Specialist Nurse Review
Risk Assessment and co-ordination of care
Psycho-educational groups (topic dependant on the client’s individual need and where appropriate
Individual Psychotherapy (modality according to NICE guidelines re relevant diagnosis)
Access to S.E.E.D Self- Help Support Groups
Access to (S.E.E.D) Self Help Drop-in Service
GP and multi-disciplinary Liaison
Regular Multi-disciplinary Team Meetings
Access to family Therapy and/or S.E.E.D Carers Support Clinic