Eating Disorders Service

The Community Eating Disorders Service (CEDS) for children and young people was launched in July 2016.

Here you can find out more about the service.

The service is part of Pennine Care’s Healthy Young Minds Service (formerly known as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service - CAMHS). 

It provides dedicated care and support to children and young people with an eating disorder.  It also offers advice and support to families, carers, and those who work with, or support, a child or young person. 

About the service

Previously, most children and young people with an eating disorder were seen within our community Healthy Young Minds Service.

However, research has shown that dedicated community-based services for eating disorders achieve better outcomes.

This research, along with guidance from NHS England (Access and Waiting Times-Standard for Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder), has seen clinical commissioning groups across the Pennine Care footprint (*) fund this new service. 

(*) The Pennine Care footprint includes Bury; Heywood, Middleton, and Rochdale (HMR); Oldham; Stockport; and Tameside and Glossop.

The service aims to offer the following:

• Earlier identification and support
• Intensive community-based, assessment, and treatment.
• Close liaison with patients who are admitted to the hospital. 
• Extending care and treatment to young people aged up to 18 years across all boroughs 

What does the service provide?

The service offers children and young people a full assessment and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved care, advice, and treatment. 

The service provides: 

  • Assessment: This is the first step in understanding the difficulties faced.  This is a face to face meeting.  Sometimes we see young people & families once only—it all depends on need.

  • Therapeutic Interventions:  If the young person wants to access help & support for their eating distress or body image concerns then we can offer a range of individual, group, or family-based therapies & interventions. 

  • Dietetic Support & Advice:  A Dietician’s job is to help young people & families to understand the nutritional & physiological impact that disordered eating can have.  Some young people may need bespoke meal plans, some may need advice about portion sizes or appropriate foods.

  • Physical Health Monitoring:  This is done by measuring height & weight and checking blood pressure & pulse.  Sometimes young people may need blood tests & other medical investigations & we can arrange this if necessary.

  • Consultation & Training:  We can offer support & advice to schools, colleges, GPs & other professionals as well as bespoke training packages about a variety of eating disorders and body image-related issues.

  • Liaison with other professionals:  We often talk to people in your life who can help, when this is necessary. 

  • Parent and carer support:  We offer a parent and carer group on a regular basis for those whose children and young people who are in treatment.  This is for support, advice, and a space to share personal experience and hear and learn from others.



Where is the service based?

The service is delivered by two teams:

How to find us

North: Directions Here

South: Directions Here

• North Team:  Includes patients and families from; Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, Bury and Oldham
• South Team: Includes patients and families from; Stockport, Tameside and Glossop.

The teams are each based in a central hub; the north hub is based on Tenterden Street in Bury and the south hub at Grosvenor House in Stockport.  

How to get an appointment?

Our Service is available to those aged between 8 and 18 years.

Aged under 16 years.

If you're under 16, your parent/carer, any health professional, any child care/educational/Local Authority professional can refer you to the service.

Simply complete this (Referral Form) and then email to

Aged over 16 years.

You can refer yourself (if you are aged 16-18) to the service.  

A parent, carer, or anyone who works with you, or supports you, can also make a referral on your behalf - but they must have your permission first.

Simply complete this (Referral Form) and then email to


Need urgent help or advice?

If you need urgent or emergency help in either your physical and/or mental health, you should go to your nearest accident and emergency department. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the service or about making a referral;

Please email the team at

Or call us on; 

North CEDS Team: 0161 716 1560


South CEDS Team: 0161 716 4060


You can also follow us on social media:


• @HealthyYM
• @PennineCareNHS





Further Information

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