CW+ is the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Our vision is to enable every patient to receive outstanding care, in our Trust’s community of more than a million people and beyond.
Best For You is a new approach to mental health care designed for – and in consultation with – young people and their families. The project is run in partnership by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, West London NHS Trust, and CW+. It is being evaluated by academic experts at Imperial College.
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, estimated to affect over a million people in the UK. They often (though not always) develop in adolescence, so it is essential that this age group has access to information and support specifically designed to meet its needs. Our animation is designed to give young people, parents, family members, and carers an overview of eating disorders, including symptoms, causes, and how to get help and support.
The Best For You eating disorder animation was developed in partnership with young people with lived experience of mental ill-health, BB Productions, Plastic Milk Animation, and NHS clinicians to make sure it was accurate, appropriate for young people, and without triggering details or stereotypical imagery.