Community Eating Disorder Service for Children and Young People

We provide integrated nutritional, medical and psychological care for people with severe eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders.

The Community Eating Disorder Service for Children and Young People (CEDS-CYP) is your local specialist community disorder team for children and young people under 18 and their families living in the following borough's:

  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Westminster
  • Harrow
  • Brent
  • Hillingdon

We treat people with the following symptoms/behaviours:

  • Restricting food intake
  • Losing excessive weight
  • Excessive exercising
  • Unhappy with body image
  • Binging (eating excessively)
  • Purging

Or a combination of the above. Find out more on the 'what we treat' page.

Referral

If you are the parent of the young person with these symptoms, please get in touch on 020 3315 2104 or vincentsquareeds@nhs.net or via a referral from your GP or another healthcare professional.

What happens after referral?

  1. We call you back as soon as we receive a referral from you, your GP, or other professional.
  2. We assess the urgency of your referral.
  3. For urgent referrals we aim to offer the first appointment within five days.
  4. For other referrals we aim to offer the first appointment within four weeks.

We offer evidence-based treatments, meaning that these treatments have been shown to be effective in research trials.

We treat people in the community, and try to keep young people in their own home as the research shows that this has the best long-term outcomes. 

We work closely with Vincent Square and provide a smooth transition into the service for young people with an eating disorder when they reach 18 years of age.

Contact details:

Address: Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service, 1 Nightingale Place, London SW10 9NG
Phone: 020 3315 2104

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Arranging a carers assessment

  • If you are a friend or loved one who supports someone with an eating disorder, arranging a carer's assessment might be helpful. Please visit our friends and family page to learn more.