The Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders (YCED) began treating individuals with eating disorders in 1978; it was originally known as the Leeds Eating Disorders Team. It was modernised in 2005 in line with the NICE guidelines. The service has rapidly developed into the largest northern 'eating disorder service', and is at the forefront of innovative research. We work in partnership with St George’s Eating Disorders Unit.
The YCED is part of the Specialist Services Directorate of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Our vision is wedded to recovery from eating disorders. We aim to assist those who use our services to return to a state of wellness and to achieve an acceptable quality of life. We recognise that this will be achieved through offering choice, working in a partnership of mutual respect and providing person-centred treatments.
Our priority is the people who use our services. We aim to provide a comprehensive and flexible clinical service that will meet and treat the needs of individuals with eating disorders.
We believe that quality of care is dependent on collective commitment and expertise of the Team, including service users and carers.
We have a commitment to develop new treatment techniques and actively pursue research interests.
Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders
Press and media
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What we offer
Our treatment programmes are designed to focus on change in relation to an individual’s eating difficulty and also to address the underlying and maintaining factors. Our holistic approach promotes recovery and personal growth drawing on different therapeutic approaches. We offer inpatient, outpatient and day services.
Our 19 bedded Residential Unit provides a specialist service delivered by an experienced multi-disciplinary team (Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Clinical Psychologists, Health Support Workers, Specialist Nurses and Psychiatrists). All service users are offered individual one to one sessions with members of the multi-disciplinary team. Our residential Units (Ward 6) is on the top floor of the Newsam Centre, a purpose built mental health PFI facility. The Newsam Centre is 3-storey building in the grounds of Seacroft Hospital. There are lifts provided to all floors.
Structural changes have been made to the inpatient environment to include two bedded male service user area, in line with the requirements of mixed sex provision.
The team provides specialist intensive community based service for adult with severe and enduring eating disorders registered with Leeds GPs. Our aim is to manage complex needs of people with severe and enduring eating disorders in the community as an alternative to being in hospital by offering an intensive home intervention programme. The team works alongside GPs, other primary care professionals, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, voluntary sector and social services.
Most of the individuals referred to YCED are treated on an outpatient basis. We offer evidence based interventions. Our outpatient service differ from most NHS services in offering treatment 7 days a week and outside of office hours.
Training and supervision
Download our Service Users document for info about how to get help; useful resources and frequently asked questions.
The YCED Carers Support Group currently provides a monthly support group for carers. The aims of the Group are:
We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month, 7.00pm – 8.30pm at the Newsam Centre. Please call 0113 855 6400 for further information.
This document contains basic information intended for healthcare professionals, GPs, and mental health professionals.
The Eating Disorder Research Team was launched in 2007 as a new national research network, allowing multicentre studies to be carried out within the largest network of inpatient units in the UK.
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