What we do

We provide four tiers of services:

Tier 1 – Primary care, community and voluntary sector services. This also includes the Primary Care Mental Health Support Services.

Tier 2 – Generic Mental Health secondary services, for example, Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) and local inpatient services.

Tier 3 – Specialist Community Eating Disorder Services. The Service for High Risk Eating Disorders (SHED) covers Cwm Taf and Cardiff & Vale UHB areas.

Tier 4 – Specialist Eating Disorder In-patient Units (outside Wales).

Who is it for?

These services are for anyone over 18 years of age experiencing an eating disorder and living within the Cwm Taf area.

Services for anyone under the age of 18 are listed under Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Can anyone use the service?

Apart from voluntary sector services (such as BEAT) which can be accessed by individuals directly, services at Tiers 2 and 3 are accessed via services at Tier 1. GPs refer into Tier 1 services. Tier 4 services are accessed via Tier 3 services.


Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm though there is some flexibility on week days outside of these hours when needed.


What to expect

People who have an eating disorder are often unclear about whether they want to stop their eating disorder behaviours completely. They may also feel unsure of their ability to change their behaviours even if they feel ready to do so.

The interventions offered at each tier are aimed at helping people recover from their eating disorder whilst being respectful of individual choice about when and whether to engage.

Assessment of the level of risk to the person’s well-being caused by their eating disorder is also made and each person is encouraged to engage actively in that process.

Contact us

Services within each local area within Cwm Taf should be the first point of contact as identified above.

If you are experiencing difficulty in accessing services, please contact the Tier 2 Eating Disorders Lead Clinician on 01443 486222 ext 5404 or email: [email protected]

Tel: 01443 486222 ext 5404

[email protected]


SHED Newsletter Spring 2020