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Programme Progress

HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders Launch Self Care & Information App as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020

  • An estimated 188,895 Irish people will experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
  • Over 85% of those experiencing eating disorders find it hard to access treatment.

To mark Eating Disorder Awareness week, in March 2020 the HSE launched the first Eating Disorders Self Care App which provides valuable information for those with or people caring for someone with an eating disorder. Early intervention is associated with better outcomes and faster recovery but research shows that over 85% of those experiencing eating disorders find it hard to access treatment.

Identified by clinicians as a trusted resource for people with eating disorders, the app provides accurate information and advice for anyone worried about developing an eating disorder or for those who have been diagnosed or are recovering from an eating disorder.

A collaborative development between HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders and Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, the app also contains helpful information for family and friends including;  

  • Advice about what to say and do
  • Guidance to get help at the right time and place
  • Help on the road to recovery

Download the app https:// ncped.selfcareapp.mobi

It is important to note that this Eating Disorders Self Care and Information App is not a treatment programme or a replacement for medical advice. For advice on how to access health care support for eating disorders please contact your local GP. 

Other Recent Progress

  • The model of care was published in January 2018 in collaboration with the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and Bodywhys;
  • Patient information leaflet was launched in February 2018;
  • The initial three (3) CAMHS ED Specialist Teams and one (1) Adult ED Specialist Team have been funded and are in recruitment;
  • A CPD supervision network for Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa in under 18’s has been established with annual update seminar;
  • A CPD supervision network for CBT-E has been established with annual update seminar;
  • MARSIPAN Training Days attended by over 200 clinicians across mental health, acute hospital and primary care services;
  • PiLAR programme with Bodywhys: A number of attendees have completed to date. NCP-ED funded a formal evaluation in 2018 in collaboration with UCD;
  • CBT-E Network CPD Event scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th May 2020;
  • FBT Network CPD Event scheduled to take place in September 2020 (TBC).