Publish date: 27 May 2022

A new eating disorder service is to go live from Monday 6 June. The FREED pathway is being extended from Liverpool, to help even more young people and adults who are battling with eating disorders.

The implementation of FREED in Sefton will transform care for those with eating disorders, or emerging eating disorders, by enabling them to be seen earlier and through a stepped care approach, which aims to provide the most efficient and effective intervention first. The stepped care model will allow transition to a more specialist intervention, should it be required.

The new service is open to 16 to 25-year-olds in the area who have had an eating disorder for three years or less.

The ‘First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders’ (FREED), is a flexible, evidence-based treatment approach. FREED’s focus on early intervention, makes it more effective at reversing the changes to the brain, body and behaviour caused by eating disorders.

For any other enquiries, please contact Dr Charlotte Jewell, Clinical Psychologist and Sefton FREED Champion at