Jersey eating disorder patients 'not getting care'

Help

People with eating disorders are not getting the long term help and support they need from Jersey's health service, according to a support group.

BEAT Jersey helps eating disorder patients and their carers. They say psychiatric services are not able to cope with the number of people needing help.

Eating disorders range from anorexia and bulimia to binge eating but all relate to a psychological illness behind the food related symptoms.

Jersey's Health and Social Services Department said it was committed to offering psychological support to those with eating disorders and had three specialist nurses.

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.