One of three specialist treatment hubs is in the Kildare, Dublin South & West Wicklow catchment area.
New statistics indicate the number of people seeking help for eating disorders has doubled so far this year.
There were 258 referrals to Ireland’s three specialist treatment hubs between January and June, of which one is the Child and adolescent unit covering Kildare, Dublin south, and west Wicklow
This is already above the 228 recorded in 2020, despite the 2021 figures only covering half the year.
Susan Brennan from support group Caring and Recovering from Eating Disorders says Covid restrictions have had a severe impact
Journalist, Paul O'Donoghue, has more: