Innovation Type: Care Model


Innovation Origin: NHS Innovator Accelerator (NIA)

First episode and rapid early intervention for eating disorders

The FREED model of care provides a rapid early response intervention for young people aged 16 to 25 years with short (three years or less) first episode eating disordered duration.

FREED overcomes barriers to early treatment and recovery. Components include rapid screening and assessment protocols, evidence-based interventions that specifically attend to the needs of young people and their families (including option for online treatment), and an implementation toolkit. FREED is effective at reducing waiting times, improving treatment engagement, and promoting full recovery.

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