Over-activity and exercise as a feature of anorexia: the LEAP programme at Newbridge

Specialists at Newbridge House have adapted the internationally recognised LEAP programme for younger patients. LEAP (Loughborough Eating disorders Activity therapy) is a well-regarded adult treatment to address excessive activity and over-exercise as components of anorexia. It was originally developed by Loughborough University’s Lorin Taranis and Dr Caroline Meyer. A clear need for support “We could […]

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Newbridge assistant psychologist secures place on prestigious Oxford course

Newbridge assistant psychologist Cat Houlihan has gained a place on the highly sought after Oxford Doctoral course of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford. Medical director Professor Hubert Lacey commented: “This is a real coup for Newbridge – to have one of our Assistant Psychologists accepted on such an excellent and exclusive course. “Competition […]

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Newbridge collaborates with St George’s in key body image research project

Newbridge House is collaborating with St George’s Hospital in a study to evaluate a body image programme. The research will help to establish how feasible and accepted the programme, called “Teen BodyWise”, is for young people. Teen BodyWise is a low intensity, psycho-educational group about body image designed for an early stage after admission. The […]

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Independent peer review: overwhelming praise for family support, varied treatment programme and high staff morale

The latest peer review of Newbridge House has praised the quality of facilities, strong multi-disciplinary teams, the rich treatment programme and support provided for parents. The report which follows a visit by QNIC (Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS) in April 2014, states: “Newbridge House is scoring well against QNIC standards and received good feedback from […]

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