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Keighley-based Eating Disorder Service Launches

The Freedom Team offers support to young people, under 18 years of age, and their families living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

A new children and young people’s community eating disorders service, Freedom Team, is launching.

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has launched the new service which will be based on the expertise of an already well-established team, which includes Dr Nicky Dawson, Freedom Team Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Dr Dawson said: “Early diagnosis and treatment is vital. By helping young people when the problem first arises we aim to significantly reduce problems before they become more challenging or remain with young people into adulthood.”

The effects of an eating disorder can be devastating for both the young person and their family, causing in some instances serious long-term and even life-threatening health problems.

Eating disorders are mental health conditions that rarely get better on their own; the sooner an individual seeks help, the more likely they are to make a full recovery. Talking about the condition and seeking help can often be difficult for young people suffering from the disorder.

The Freedom Team offers support to young people, under 18 years of age, and their families living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

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