Eating Disorders

There are lots of labels associated with Eating Disorders. However, most people with a problem with food share common fears and worries and anxieties. They fear that they can't control themselves around food and the resulting symptoms are a consequence of their attempts to regain some control,reduce anxiety, feel safe and confident once more. Not dealing with the underlying concerns means that they may end up in a terrifying cycle of symptoms that only confirm the belief that they can't trust themselves around food. The treatment offered at the University Health Service is based on dealing with each individual's specific fears and concerns as well as relearning to trust themselves to eat a healthy balanced diet. The clinic has been running for many years and the therapy offered has a sound evidence base and a proven success rate.

The SCOFF questionnaire is a quick way of confirming an ongoing Eating Disorder:

Do you make yourself Sick because you feel uncomfortably full?

o Yes
o No
Do you worry you have lost Control over how much you eat

o Yes
o No
Have you recently lost more than One stone in a 3 month period?

o Yes
o No
Do you believe yourself to be Fat when others say you are too thin?

o Yes
o No
Would you say that Food dominated your life?

o Yes
o No

If you answer yes to one or more of these of these questions then you may have an Eating Disorder.

Other behaviours that are a concern include: taking laxatives, diet pills or exercising to compensate for eating and panicking if you are unable or feel you have not done enough to restore a feeling of calmness or control. If you feel that any of this applies to you, then please don't be frightened to come and see us. When you attend the clinic we will listen to your problems and give you the choice to begin treatment when you are ready.

How to get seen at the Eating Disorders Clinic

You can be referred by a GP or practice nurse to the clinic, or alternatively you can self-refer by completing the form below. 

Please note this Eating Disorders Referral Form is only for registered patients of the University Health Service. If you are a student of the University of Sheffield and are not registered with the University Health Service please contact our Reception team on 0114 222 2100 if you do want to register.

Once you have been referred you will be contacted by a member of the secretarial team notifying you of the outcome of your referral. 

Statement of consent (required) I understand that my details will be logged by the University Health Service and give permission to be contacted by email/text regarding future appointments