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Naomi videoNaomi is a service for women with complex needs, primarily with an eating disorder. We specialise in treating people with more than one diagnosis which may include Personality Disorder (PD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Naomi is a 15 bedded inpatient unit based at The Retreat in York. The service offers assessment and treatment packages for people with eating disorders.
Naomi has been has been accredited to January 2017 (excellent) by the Quality Network for Eating Disorders Adult Inpatient Standards (QED). Naomi unit is one of five national eating disorder services to achieve the highest level of accreditation, and one of two independent providers who were accredited. To learn more about this please click here.
The service model is based on a skills acquisition, transfer and maintenance model. (See "Pathways to Recovery" below)
The Pathways model that is used on the unit is aimed to enable individuals to work collaboratively as an equal and be active in decision making in their care. It is a recovery focussed model that enables individuals to set goals, plan, and evaluate so to chart their path through recovery and to independent living.
The “Pathways to Recovery” is like a tree that has seven “branches” or pathways which we believe are important in the process of recovery, these pathways are; physical monitoring, physical activities, independent living, psychological, independent eating, self catering and leave.
The “Pathways to Recovery” has three stages:
We also know that people’s problems have an impact on families and we offer individual support to families and a multi-family carers support group.
"Being on Naomi makes me feel part of a team and included in my own future." From a patient
"Naomi has helped me understand why I have problems with eating, and I can now eat independently... I want to apply for University after my discharge." From a patient
"I found family therapy useful; it helped my family identify how we become set in our roles and how those roles were preventing progress being made." From an ex-patient
"I can now talk to my daughter without worrying if she will eat or self harm afterwards." From a parent
Download the Naomi Guide for further information.
For information about accessing treatment, please click here.