Scotland: support people with eating disorders now

21 May 2021

That’s the priority recommendation of a national review of services: urgent help for people with eating disorders

Self-help packages, peer support networks and emotional and practical support for families and carers were recommended.

The review came in response to an increase in the number and severity of cases during the pandemic.

The Scottish Government announced the National Review of Eating Disorder Services last year. 

The 15 detailed recommendations are being taken forward by an implementation group of stakeholders who are being guided by a ‘lived experience’ panel – this includes patients, their families and loved ones, and third-sector professionals.

A spokesperson for the clinicians and psychologists leading the review said they ‘hope that this review will pave the way to more equitable, accessible and supportive services in Scotland for all people who have eating disorders and their loved ones’.

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