FREED launches in Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale (Greater Manchester)

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Willows Eating Disorder Service launched FREED in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR), Greater Manchester on 1st October 2021. The service had both a physical and virtual launch and was really pleased to be joined by Councillor Ali, GP leads for mental health, commissioner colleagues, leads from Pennine mental health services including the Children and Young Persons Eating Disorder Service, AHSN colleagues and other stakeholders who have supported this exciting development.

The values of FREED align with those of the service in terms of responsiveness, inclusivity, flexibility and driving up standards of eating disorder care. The service welcomes the opportunity to share good practice with other eating disorder services to improve services for all.

FREED is part of exciting developments in the well-established service to improve eating disorder services for all adults and to provide parity of services across its contracted areas and with waiting times in Children and Young People’s Eating Disorder Services. The service praised the support of its local CCG commissioners in supporting these developments to offer an enhanced eating disorder service which will improve the lives of people with eating disorders in the HMR area.

FREED will be launching in other GMMH CCG areas over 2022 and is committed to this being available to all adults in the Greater Manchester area.

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