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CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Staff to Support Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Feb 28, 2023

CAMHS will be marking Eating Disorder Awareness Week this week with a range of events, including:

o    CAMHS staff will be supporting a No Diet Day to remove the stigma around diet and restricting food

o    In line with this, a cake sale on Wednesday 1 March will raise funds for Jersey Eating Disorder Support (JEDS). The cake sale is being organised by staff, young people and their families

o    JEDS will hold a jazzy jumper day on Friday 3 March, with CAMHS staff invited to participate


Eating Disorder Awareness Week highlights the experiences of people living with eating disorders and educates the public about eating disorders. It also raises awareness of all the people who support individuals with eating disorders.

o    National Eating Disorder Charity BEAT is focusing on the impact of eating disorders on men. Men make up 25% of those who have eating disorders

CAMHS provides support for young people with eating disorders through: 

o    Providing an eating disorder clinic from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday to provide direct support

o    Offering a range of interventions, including evidence-based psychotherapy for eating disorders, and family-based intervention programmes

o    Working closely with the YES Project, Youth Service, JEDS and The Man’s Club, MIND, to provide a range of support and referral pathways into CAMHS 

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