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Mental Health Question Time: Eating Disorders

10 July 2019, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

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What is the future of eating disorder services and research?

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Francesca Solmi

Location

UCL Christopher Ingold Building Auditorium
20 Gordon Street
London
WC1H 0AJ

Recent NHS figures show that eating disorder admissions have trebled in the past 10 years. While government funding for child and adolescent eating disorder services has substantially increased, adult services remain underfunded. As money for research into eating disorders is also limited, there is no strong evidence base to help clinicians and patients evaluate which treatments work, and which don’t.

On 10 July, our Mental Health Question Time panel of experts will discuss the most pressing issues facing eating disorder research and services.

- What is the current state of evidence on eating disorder treatment?

- Can early intervention services improve outcomes for people with eating disorders?

- How can we ensure that everyone with an eating disorder is referred to and accesses treatment?

- What does the future hold for eating disorder services and research?

Chaired by:

Dasha Nicholls - Clinical Reader in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Panellists:

Tim Kendall - NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health

Karina Allen - Senior Clinical Psychologist (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Eating Disorder Service)

James Downs - Mental Health & Eating Disorder Campaigner

Francesca Solmi - Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow (UCL Division of Psychiatry)

Nadia Craddock - PhD candidate (Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England)

Sarmila Sinha - Psychiatrist and Stress Management Coach (Previously eating disorder consultant psychiatrist at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)