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The latest newsletter from Newbridge has been published

We produce regular newsletters for parents and carers, the health and education professionals and commissioners we work with. They provide a wide range of information about our service, showing new developments, research and staff news. The latest newsletter can be downloaded here

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Internationally renowned Australian professor will lead Master Class in March 2015

Eminent Australian clinical psychologist Professor Stephen Touyz will lead a Master Class at Newbridge House on March 20th, 2015. This will be the fifth in the successful series, bringing internationally recognised specialists to Newbridge and enabling eating disorders professionals from different services to train together. Professor Touyz is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Honorary Professor […]

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Praise for high staffing ratios at Newbridge House

Newbridge House is regularly noted for high nurse staffing levels which are well above the minimum levels. The core service always operates at a ratio of at least one member of staff for every two patients at all times during the day. The core service involves providing support to young people during meal times and […]

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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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