Thank you for visiting our website. The purpose of this website is to provide parents and carers of people with eating disorders, with a toolkit to help educate, empower and equip them to deal more effectively with the stressful caring role. The New Maudsley model is designed to equip carers with a similar skill set to that used in an inpatient setting. The New Maudsley model is intended to be used in conjunction with treatment, as opposed to a treatment in its own right.
We are a dedicated team of carers, researchers, and clinicians working towards a common goal and purpose: to provide carers with the skills and guidance that will best help them support their loved ones on the path towards recovery. Our skills training interventions are an ongoing process in the field of research. Although the intervention has yet to be fully empirically validated, qualitative data, to date, is showing promising results. Our research projects involve carers and sufferers in all stages of the design and delivery. In order to prove any intervention works researchers must experiment with the full agreement of the Carers involved.
Families experience a wide range of emotional turmoil when supporting a loved one with an eating disorder and our interventions aim to offer practical support and tips on how to address some of the main areas of concern. Many carers find our animal analogies a light hearted way of exploring individual caring styles which are not, incidentally, unique to carers of people with eating disorders! We recommend carers read Skills Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder by Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane for an in-depth portrayal of the New Maudsley method.
We strongly believe that carers and parents are a crucial element to the recovery process and that they themselves will know what intervention is best for them and their loved one. We fully support the autonomy of parents and carers to choose whatever method works best for their unique situation. Consequently, this website presents one approach that has been shown to have high acceptability amongst carers of people with eating disorders in the United Kingdom.
For a full description of the New Maudsley model, click here.