Welcome to CONNECT, the eating disorders service at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Click one of the boxes below to discover more about us (and how to refer), help and support for people with eating disorders and their carers, resources for health and care professionals.
What it means to have an eating disorder
Watch the below animation which looks at what it means to have an eating disorder, incluing the thoughts and feelings people may have and how it affects them socially. If you recognise these thoughts and feelings in yourself or a friend or family member, we can provide you with help and support.
If you are currently undergoing treatment with Connect there are some changes following the ongoing national guidance being given to us all due to the coronavirus outbreak.
It is a challenging time and, as you will no doubt have seen in the media, we are now being advised to stay at home other than for essential trips, to physically distance ourselves from anyone who is not a member of our household and to avoid group gatherings, in order to enable us all to stay as safe and well as possible. This means that there will be some significant changes to the way we deliver our service for the foreseeable future which we have detailed in this information sheet.
We do appreciate that this is likely to be a very stressful and challenging time for you and we are trying our hardest to ensure that people in treatment in the service are supported as far as possible with adaptations to the ways we work together. We wish to assure you that we will continue to support you as best we can and that we remain committed to completing your care.
In the meantime, we encourage you to stay in touch with us by telephone and video calls, to look after yourself and to follow all of the guidance as it continues to be made available to us.
Please do feel welcome to call the Team Manager on 0113 855 6400 if you have any other questions or queries.
Take good care.
Dr Monique Schelhase
Acting Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead