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How can I start treatment at Life Works?

How to start your recovery at Life Works

Eating Disorder TreatmentRecovery starts by calling Life Works at 0800 081 0700 or filling out our contact form. Once you have made the call, our professional staff will explain Life Works treatments and answer any questions you might have. We will also assess your current situation to make sure we are aware of any issues you are facing.

Life Works eating disorder counsellors will ask you a number of questions about your eating disorder. This allows us to put together a treatment program that is right for you.

This service is completely discreet and anything that you share with us will be in total confidence.

What happens next?

The next step is for you to complete a pre-screening assessment. We can do this with you over the phone or you can come to Life Works and meet with one of our eating disorder counsellors in person. The pre-screening , will focus in more detail on the eating disorder issues that you feel you need help with and the best treatment options for you.

If you are interested in starting treatment after the assessment, we will arrange for you to come in for a full assessment that covers key medical, psychiatric and psychological issues with one of our dedicated primary counsellors.

What will happen when I admit for treatment at Life Works?

When you enter eating disorder treatment at Life Works, you will be met by our admissions team. They are here to welcome you to recovery and answer any last minute questions you may have.

Next you will meet our nursing team who will preform an initial medical risk assessment of you. They will also ask you to advise them of any medications you are currently taking including the name of the medication, the dosage and frequency administered, as well as the name of the physician who prescribed the medication.

Once the medical assessment is completed, we will introduce you to your primary eating disorder counsellor who will work with you personally throughout your stay at Life Works.

We will also assign a ‘buddy’ to you. Your buddy will show you where things are and help you settle into Life Works.

To make sure you have everything you need for your eating disorder recovery  and know what to expect, we have compiled the following information booklet that will help you in planning your stay at Life Works. Download PDF.

If you are ready to start eating disorder treatment, we are ready to help you. You can call us right now at 0800 081 0700 or fill in our contact form.

What will treatment be like?

Many individuals who admit to Life Works do not know about the treatment that they are agreeing to and it is common to feel anxiety or fear around what it will be like.
To ease your concerns and help you understand what to expect from your treatment, below is an outline of a typical day at Life Works:

08:00-08:30

Breakfast

09:00-12:15

Therapeutic groups and activities

12:15-13:15

Lunch

13:15-14:00

Accompanied walk

14:00-18:00

Therapeutic groups and activities

18:00-19:00

Supper

19:30-21:30

Attend Fellowship meeting (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous, etc.).

Where appropriate, complete homework assignments or participate in various social / therapeutic activities

For more detail about Life Works treatment programme, please see our Treatment Methods page.

You can start your eating disorder treatment right now by calling us at 0800 081 0700 or filling out our contact form.

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