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Deputy PM announces £150m investment to transform treatment for eating disorders

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Deputy PM announces £150m investment to transform treatment for eating disorders

The Chancellor’s autumn statement includes £150m over the next five years to reform the treatment of children and young people with eating disorders and pave the way for new waiting time standards.

The investment is part of an ongoing campaign by the government to bring mental health services on a par with physical care.

It comes just a month after research revealed that an increasing number of young people, from as young as five, are being admitted to hospital for treatment of eating disorders with those aged 14 to 25 most likely to be affected. More ....