Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th January 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing dedicated facilities to treat children and young people with eating disorders at specialised hubs placed throughout the UK.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We have made no such assessment. We have provided additional funding for children and young people's community eating disorder services, with £53 million per year from 2021/22.

This will enhance the capacity of the 70 new or improved community eating disorder teams in England.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have also announced a further £40 million in 2021/22 to address the impact of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental health, including eating disorders. Of this, £10 million of capital funding is providing additional beds at units for young people with the most complex needs, including eating disorders, £1.5 million to ensure there are additional facilities for children under 13 years old.

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