Sheffield Eating Disorders Assessment and Treatment Team (SEDATT)

Becton Centre

Sheffield Eating Disorder Assessment Treatment Team (SEDATT) is a dedicated eating disorder service for children and young people up to the age of 16. We are a specialist service within CAMHS and work closely with our colleagues at the Sheffield Eating Disorder Service which supports people over 16.

We assess young people for a number of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder (BED) and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

After we have received a referral, a team member will have an initial telephone conversation with the family/carer of the young person. They may then be offered an assessment clinic appointment where they will meet with members of SEDATT which can include a paediatrician, psychiatrist, nurse specialist, family therapist, occupational therapist, systemic family practitioner and dietitian.

What happens at a SEDATT assessment

What happens at a SEDATT assessment

Treatments

At SEDATT we use our detailed assessment with the young person and their family to devise a management plan which may include:

  • psychoeducation
  • family-based intervention
  • meal planning support
  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • guided self-help cognitive behaviour therapy
  • multi-family therapy
  • psychiatric assessment
  • medication review
  • body image work
  • home treatment
  • support to paediatric wards
  • dietetic support
  • physical monitoring

Feedback from patients and families

“They were just talking to me straightforward, not like skirting around the facts, that’s good” – young person

“It was important for us to hear the seriousness of it but it was also important for [young person] to hear just how seriously she was affected by the starving, the pressures it was putting on the body” – parent

“They were looking at it from all angles. It’s better than just one person looking at that situation anyway… the whole of them are making the judgement together and I think for the initial meeting, that was really good” – young person

Support organisations

South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association (SYEDA) – an independent charity that supports people affected by eating disorders in South Yorkshire. They accepts self-referrals.

Sheffield Eating Disorder Service – adult eating disorders service from Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. Self-referrals from 16 and 17 year olds are accepted.

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