Lighthouse Centre intensive support eating disorder service - Norfolk and Waveney
The Lighthouse Centre, based at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich, provides intensive treatment for young people aged between 11 and 18.
Staff at the centre work with young people and their families to provide a combination of therapeutic family, individual and group work, education and practical support, including meal coaching.
Young people attend group sessions to work through common issues such as perfectionism, anxiety, difficulties managing change, rigid thinking patterns and emotional over-regulation. One-to-one nursing and psychological interventions, along with family therapy and carer support, are available to help parents and carers understand how to offer support to their loved ones at home while improving relationships and wellbeing.
The team at the centre can care for up to 10 young people from across Norfolk and Waveney at a time. Their aim is to help young people manage and improve their condition at home while reducing the need for them to be admitted to an inpatient unit.
Who to contact
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust website
Where to go
Days & Times
- During term-time, patient hours are as follows: Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:45am to 15:30pm, Wednesdays: 9:45am to 18:30pm, Thursdays: 16:30pm to 18:30pm, Friday: 9:45 to 15:30 Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
- Cost Details
- free NHS service
- Referral required?
- Referral and availability notes
Young people can be referred by the community eating disorders service (CEDS) in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Young people will come to the unit for between four and 12 weeks, depending on their individual needs and treatment goals. They will be offered a wide range of tailored interventions, while their families and carers will be given support and education to help them care for their child at home.
- Service users involved in planning
We work with carers and regard them as a vital part of the young person’s treatment and recovery, family work and therapy is at the heart of the treatment which we offer. We offer a parent/carer group meeting to help increase understanding of the condition and ways to support their loved one, and run Multi-Family Therapy groups during school breaks.
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