Innovation and Improvement

Supporting people with autism experiencing eating disorders

Developing tailored treatment for patients with a diagnosis of Autism and an eating disorder

Working together with NHS patients, staff from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, will develop accessible and tailored treatment for patients with a diagnosis of Autism and an eating disorder, improving clinical outcomes and developing national guidance for NHS practice, there are currently no guidelines for this patient group.

Watch a brief video about the project below. 

"We are delighted to have been offered funding for this project. We hope this funding will change the lives of many service users, carers and clinicians. There are currently no guidelines or recommendations for this patient group, and we are pleased, thanks to the Maudsley Charity funding, to be able to develop treatment to support them."

Professor Kate Tchanturia, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, SLaM and IoPPN