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“It’s all about early intervention”

Our Trust member, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, has creatd "The Heart of Everything" films that are dedicated to showcasing the experiences, skills and personality of the people behind the Vincent Square Eating Disorders service. The films celebrate their dedication, and the hard work they put into the recovery of others.

Occupational therapy aims to improve an individuals ability to do everyday tasks if they are having difficulties.

This is a typical working day for Emer, Senior Occupational Therapist at Vincent Square Eating Disorders. Her role focuses on supporting patients to make positive changes to do with their eating disorder and related symptoms.

“I’ve been here for four years and worked in every different part of the service. My role is working on the ICT Pathway, which is the Intensive Care Treatment in the community which aims to prevent admissions to the inpatient ward or day program. If you can get an early intervention, you can really stop the symptoms [of an eating disorder] becoming really ingrained as behaviour.”

When asked if she can imagine working anywhere else, her response “No, I really like it here. I can’t imagine myself leaving”.  

Watch and listen more to Emer’s story 

About Vincent Square Eating Disorders Service

The Trust treated over 1,300 eating disorder patients between 2022-2023.

Vincent Square offers a range of specialist services for women and men suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. Learn more.

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