Eating disorders relapse prevention: a family perspective

By Kay Gittins, Family Therapist, Newbridge House Towards the end of eating disorders treatment programmes, there is a focus on recovery and how to protect against an eating disorders relapse. The framework for this is often individual: how do I recognise the signs of a possible relapse? What are the possible triggers for me and […]

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Inspirational garden redesign is set to begin

An inspirational redesign and transformation of the garden space at Newbridge House will commence this summer. The themes and concepts for the garden design came from the young people at Newbridge themselves, creating a legacy from present to future patients. The project is the result of a collaboration between the James Brindley School, who provide […]

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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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Winter celebration and fundraising brings everyone together

Young people took part in a wide-ranging, imaginative Winter Celebration and raised money for the eating disorders charity, Beat. This year’s Winter Celebration included young people devising and acting in famous roles from literature, many musical performances and Christmas songs in sign language. There were also factual presentations, for example, with the key stage three […]

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Meal preparation and social eating support is effective, audit shows

An audit of meal preparation and social eating sessions at Newbridge has shown a consistent improvement for participants. The Newbridge occupational therapy (OT) team run a range of sessions to support meal preparation and social eating. Using a graded approach, young people begin by preparing simple meals, then progress to main meals (according to age […]

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Newbridge is rated outstanding by the CQC for the second time

We have been rated outstanding for the second time following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June this year. Newbridge House was already one of a very small number of services rated as outstanding, received an outstanding rating in 2016. Only 2.7 per cent of mental health services inspected by the CQC […]

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Professor Janet Treasure delivers ‘tour de force’ 11th Masterclass

Professor Janet Treasure led a ‘tour de force’ 11th Newbridge Masterclass for delegates from eating disorders services across the UK and Ireland. The focus of the Masterclass was on collaborative care, exploring the formulation of eating disorders and carer self-management approaches. Professor Treasure is internationally recognised for her work at the Maudsley Hospital and King’s […]

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