Eating Disorders

This service is designed to help individuals, and their families/carers, overcome a range of different eating disorders, including Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. We treat people of all ages from across Dorset (including Bournemouth and Poole).

If you are struggling with an eating-related problem which is affecting your health, you can access this service by contacting your GP. We provide a number of evidence-based treatments, tailored to the needs of the individual. These include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family therapy, motivational interviewing and interpersonal therapy, as well as body image and self-esteem therapies.

Treatment takes place mainly on an outpatient basis, though some people may require day and/or inpatient treatment depending on their needs. Treatment is provided on a 1-1 basis, in groups and with families – again, linked to the requirements of the individual. Our experienced team includes specialist nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, dietitians family therapists and psychologist.

Referrals to the service can also be made by any health or social care professional. Self-referral and parental referral are also accepted by the service.

Family members and/or carers play a key role in the recovery process. If you are concerned about the eating habits of a loved one, you can contact their GP directly.

Two carers support groups meet at Kimmeridge Court at St Ann’s Hospital, Poole, one for the relatives/carers of those under 18 on the last Wednesday of the month and for relatives/carers of those over 18 on the last Thursday of each month from 7-8.30pm.

  • Leaflets
  • Referral through GP, Health and Social Care professional
  • Self-referral and parental referral also accepted
  • Carers

Locations

Eating Disorder Service

Kimmeridge Court,
St Ann's Hospital,
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 09:00-17:00

Eating Disorders - Carers Support Group (for patients over 18)

Kimmeridge Court,
St Ann's Hospital,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH137LN

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For the relatives/carers of those over 18, the group meets at Kimmeridge Court at St Ann’s Hospital on the last thursday of the month from 19.00 to 20.30.

Eating Disorders - Carers Support Group (for patients under 18)

Kimmeridge Court,
St Ann's Hospital,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH137LN

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For the relatives/carers of those under 18, the group meets at Kimmeridge Court at St Ann’s Hospital on the last Wednesday of the month from 19.00 to 20.30.

Inpatient Eating Disorders Service (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

Kimmeridge Court,
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: 24 hours 7 days a week

Visiting Times:
The unit is flexible with visiting hours and encourages visits outside of meal times and therapeutic groups please contact unit to clarify.
Monday to Friday: 19.00-20.45 is always available.
Saturday-Sunday and Bank holidays: The unit encourages visits and outings at weekends so please contact the unit to clarify to avoid clashes with therapeutic activities.

Young Persons Eating Disorder Service (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

Pine Cottage,
St Ann's Hospital,
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 09:00-17:00

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