Newbridge has been Covid free during the pandemic

Rachel Matthews, Hospital Manager, discusses the balance of keeping the unit Covid secure while also maintaining family relationships. The onset of the Covid pandemic raised some very difficult questions for inpatient mental health services. Many units took the decision to close to all visitors and to suspend all home leave for several months, meaning children […]

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Paper published on Newbridge’s compulsive exercise treatment

Newbridge’s treatment programme to address compulsive exercise has been published by an international journal. A manualised group therapy approach developed at Newbridge is effective at reducing compulsive exercise, an international journal report shows. The journal, Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, has published a paper on the Newbridge programme in […]

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Focus on emotional regulation at the 12th Newbridge Masterclass

The 12th Newbridge Masterclass brought a focus on emotional regulation and new cognitive tools to support people experiencing difficulties. Delivered by Gerard Butcher, Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, the training examined the role of self-criticism, shame and guilt in the development and maintenance of eating disorders. “Some people with eating […]

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What is pervasive refusal syndrome?

Pervasive refusal syndrome is a severe condition which is significantly different to anorexia nervosa, although some symptoms may seem similar. The characteristics of persuasive refusal syndrome are: Refusal of food and drink Social withdrawal (this may mean complete silence) Partial or complete lack of self-care Partial or complete refusal to walk or mobilise in any […]

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Newbridge House is the focus of a BBC Radio programme

Newbridge House is the focus of a forthcoming BBC radio feature entitled THE TRUTH BEHIND, exploring eating disorders and our service. A parent of a young person treated at Newbridge describes their family’s experience, together with interviews with our dietitian, clinical manager, assistant psychologist and occupational therapist. The feature will be aired on the Caroline […]

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Newbridge speakers present four sessions at key international conference

Four speakers from Newbridge House will deliver presentations at a prestigious international eating disorders conference this week. The 14th London Eating Disorders Conference is taking place from March 20 to 22 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, featuring speakers from all over the world. The theme for this year’s conference is: putting patient and carer […]

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