Pan-Sussex Children and Young People and Family Eating Disorder Service

We work with children, young people and their families to treat eating disorders. We look at physical health as well as mental health and working with you we will put together a treatment plan to help you get back on track.

Answering "yes" to two or more of these behaviours in your child is a possible indicator of an eating disorder:

  • Does food dominate their life?
  • Have they lost control over how much they eat?
  • Do they ever make themselves sick because they feel uncomfortably full?
  • Have they recently lost more than 6.4kg over three months?
  • Do they believe themselves to be fat when they’re not? For young people from black, minority and ethnic (BME) backgrounds experiences may vary. For example, they may complain of bloating and tiredness rather than believing themselves to be fat when they are not.
  • Are they eating excessively large quantities of food or restricting how much and/or the types of food they eat?
  • Are they going to extremes to lose weight?