First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED)

FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders) is a service for 16 to 25-year-olds who have had an eating disorder for three years or less.

Young people getting help for their eating disorder through FREED are given rapid access to specialised treatment which gives special attention to challenges we know young people face during these years of their life, and in the early stages of an eating disorder.

FREED is a flexible evidence-based treatment approach focused on early intervention; making it much more effective than traditional treatments at reversing the changes to brain, body and behaviour caused by eating disorders.

 Please click on the link below to take you to the national FREED website where you can find out more about FREED together with lots of resources to support you’.

Eating disorder information for young people & carers | FREED (

Here in Dorset we are in the process of rolling out FREED, and encourage you to use the resources in the link to support your journey within our service.

Follow Dorset Eating Disorders Service FREED pathway on Instagram for resources, useful reminders and more details of our carers groups. Instagram logo.jpg

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