It may be useful to work through this checklist, even if you are unsure of all of the answers. Do you find that you:
Now that you feel ready to ask for support, it is crucial to act quickly and get professional help immediately without having to go on a waiting list. Eating disorders are best treated when intervention is as early as possible. At The Bridge, our therapy is results-focused on the individual needs of our patients. We are an evidence-based multidisciplinary team of psychologists, family therapists, dietitians, mental health nurses and other health based professionals. Crucially, we are results-focused and achieve the best possible results for our patients.
How do I know if I am in a crisis?
A crisis is when your physical or mental health puts you at a serious risk of harm.
For our services we deem a serious risk of harm to include a BMI under 14.5, no food intake for more than a week or an attempt at suicide in the last month.
What to do if you are in a crisis?
If you don’t feel you can keep yourself safe at this moment in time, SEEK IMMEDIATE HELP.
What help to get in a crisis?
The Bridge Service does not provide people with services where there is an immediate risk of significant harm.
If you need to speak to someone immediately because you are at risk of significant harm, please contact:
If you are not at a significant risk of immediate harm we can work with you.
We can get you an immediate assessment and decide which treatment option would be best for your loved one.
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