Team of the Week: Eating Disorder Service

Our Team of The Week this week is our Eating Disorder Service. Operating from the Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham the service covers a broad offering including the community team, child and adolescent home treatment, and the adult day programme.

Below is a brief description of some of the services that can be accessed:

Community Team

The first point of contact for anyone accessing the service, our Community team complete initial assessments and offer advice and guidance to GPs, practice nurses, and carers.

Following an initial assessment, the team work with the individual to decide the best course of action.

The Community team work closely with GPs to ensure that physical health is monitored.

Child and adolescent home treatment

Most people who come access the Eating Disorders Service are treated on an out-patient. This takes place in a clinic, providing a therapy called ‘Family Base Treatment’ which is an evidence-based treatment, provided by a senior clinician in weekly sessions for the young person and their parents / guardian.

In situations where the child and/or their parents / guardian are struggling with this treatment, for any reason, they may be referred to the Child and Adolescent Home Treatment Team (ChAHTT).

Adult Day Treatment Programme

The Adult Day Treatment Programme is designed to support individuals in normalising the eating behaviours, restoring weight where applicable, and to provide them with a firm foundation to build upon during individual work with the Eating Disorders Community Team.

The programme offers a combination of group therapy and supported mealtimes, allowing individuals to work towards their recovery and treatment goals.

You can find out more information about the Eating Disorder Service, including local support groups, here.

There is currently a selection of opportunities available within our Eating Disorder Service, as listed below:

Eating Disorders Clinician – Band 5 (Home Treatment Service)

Working Pattern: Permanent / 37.5 Hours/Week

Location: The Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham

Job Reference: 327-20-766

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Senior Eating Disorders Clinician/Day Treatment Lead – Band 6 (Day Treatment Service)

Working Pattern: Permanent / 37.5 Hours/Week

Location: The Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham

Job Reference: 327-20-861

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Eating Disorders Clinician – Band 5 (Community Team)

Working Pattern: Permanent / 37.5 Hours/Week

Location: The Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham

Job Reference: 327-20-657

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Eating Disorders Clinician – Band 5 (Community Team)

Working Pattern: Fixed Term – up to 12 months

Location: The Brownhill Centre, Cheltenham

Job Reference: 327-20-600

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