Eating Disorder Awareness Week

22 February 2010, 00:00

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins today.

Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is marking the occasion by celebrating the progress of treatments for anorexia and bulimia.

Gill Burgoyne, service line manager for Suffolk's community eating disorders team, said: "Over the past 21 years I have seen changes in both the understanding of eating disorders and the treatments that are now available."

Based in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds the Suffolk community eating disorders service is for adults aged 18 and over. The team's made up of specialist nurses, psychotherapists and specialist dieticians. The trust also has an eating disorder service for children and young people in Suffolk, through its based at Ivry Lodge in Ipswich.

Anyone who is looking for help themselves can contact the Trust's patient advice and liaison service on 0800 585544.