The Eating Disorders Research Group aims to find out more about the neurobiological, genetic and psychological causes and consequences of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders, and to use that knowledge to develop new and better treatments.
Research is closely interwoven with clinical services run by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), which serves a population of two million people in south east London and takes specialist referrals from throughout the UK. SLaM’s eating disorder services for adults include outpatient and day care services at the Maudsley Hospital and an inpatient and rehabilitation unit (Step Up to Recovery service) at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Kent.
Many of the people referred to these services, and their families, participate in the group’s research projects. These projects are often conducted in collaboration with Beat (formerly the Eating Disorders Association), the UK’s leading eating disorders charity.
Toolkit for carers
The SUCCEED Charity has developed a DVD which contains video clips subtitled in several languages that illustrate the skills that are helpful or not so helpful when supporting someone with an eating disorder. Visit The New Maudsley Approach for more details.