"Cullen - Eating Disorder Clinic"
About: Royal Edinburgh Hospital / General Psychiatry Royal Edinburgh Hospital General Psychiatry EH10 5HF
Posted by Anonymous214 (as ),
I feel completely let down by the Royal Edinburgh's Cullen center for eating disorders. I was placed on the waiting list last year when my weight started to decrease, and I began to focus obsessively on restricting food and losing weight. It took a long time to hear back but I appreciate the length of the waiting list so I understood it would be a while before I might receive an appointment. In that time my mental health got really bad; I left university, was out of work, was overdosing a lot and ended up one time in A&E where I wasn't offered help because of my place on the Cullen waiting list.
I received an appointment thanks to continued pushes from my GP (who was amazingly supportive). My therapist didn't seem to think there was any real point in me being there. I went for an assessment appointment months before my first therapy session (with both being the same person I saw). They didn't seem to remember and got a lot of things wrong like constantly wanting to talk about the fact I cut myself, when I have never done that. I was also offered appointments with the Dietitian, who I cannot fault as They were incredibly understanding and informative and caring.
My therapist went off sick for months, and I received a letter for an appointment after Christmas (this year). I phoned back within the designated 2 weeks so as not to be removed from the list of patients. i hear nothing back until I phoned mid January. Still I have heard nothing and I'm left with no one to go to because my GP (different surgery) will not help because I am down as receiving help from the Cullen center. I feel so alone now and I can feel everything's getting worse again.