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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Eating disorders service

Our eating disorder service offers a range of specialist treatments and support to people with severe eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

Patients have access to a broad range of treatments which is supported by a range of psychological therapies as appropriate to the service user's needs.


The Barberry

The service is for people (aged 16+ in Solihull and 25+ in Birmingham) who have severe and/or complex cases of eating disorders that require specialist treatment such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

In addition, we will consider assessing service users with partial syndromes of the above disorders if service users are markedly distressed or functionally limited.

A multi-disciplinary team of clinicians provide this service in an outpatient setting for the majority of cases.

Outpatient clinics are set up across Birmingham, where assessment and review appointments with medical and nursing staff are completed.

Psychological, education, occupational, social supports and treatments are available as required, using a model of brief, time limited intervention to address specific problems as they arise throughout the service users’ involvement with the service.

Referrals to the service are accepted from any relevant professional including:

  • GPs (in an emergency)

  • General adult psychiatric services

  • Community services

  • Child and adolescent mental health services

GP quick guide to criteria and referral process

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