Newbridge House clinical manager Rachel Matthews was interviewed on BBC radio as part of a feature to mark eating disorders awareness week.

Rachel spoke to Pete Morgan at BBC Radio WM in Birmingham, providing advice for parents who may be worried about their children and explaining how eating disorders are treated.

Eating disorders awareness week, spearheaded by the national charity Beat, took place in February 11 to 17 in 2013.

Newbridge House always takes part in activities to mark this important week and increase understanding and early diagnosis of eating disorders.

Rachel explained that there are many different factors involved in the development of an eating disorder, which may include problems at school, emotional difficulties and inability to cope with the challenges of teenage life.

She described the important of the multi-disciplinary approach at Newbridge House, where nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, family therapists and dietitians work together very closely to meet the needs of each young person.

Rachel also spoke about the extension of Newbridge House and how this will enhance the facilities we offer.