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Welcome to Ellern Mede

Ellern Mede Eating Disorder Services is widely regarded as the UK’s most specialist provider of intensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and young people. We have a higher proportion of staff to patients than any other UK specialist eating disorder provider, able to provide close personal care to all of our patients. We treat young people aged 8 to 18 years with eating disorders, frequently in terms of a pre-arranged NHS England contract as well as some privately funded cases. We also are able to treat young adults aged 18  to 25 although no pre-contracted funding arrangements exist for these. CCGs and NHS bodies or private enquirers all need to arrange funding prior to making a referral for an over-18 place. By offering services beyond the age of 18, we assist with the transition out of children’s and into adult services.

Our inpatient service is particularly suitable for patients with Anorexia Nervosa. Our outpatient services run online only at this time and are only suitable for people at an early stage of an eating disorder or post-discharge to support independence. Conditions we treat in outpatient services include anorexia nervosa, selective eating disorders, and disordered eating that may not yet have been diagnosed.



We have three hospitals with specialist eating disorder therapists.
Ellern Mede Ridgeway is in Mill Hill, North London and offers 28 inpatient beds for children and young people aged 8 to 18 years old across three units, Lask, Nunn and the Cottage.

Ellern Mede Barnet offers up to 16 inpatient beds across two units, Ash and Rowan. These are split between young people under and over 18, the over 18 ward being a Transition Ward to support young people as they transition from child to adult services.

Ellern Mede Moorgate offers 12 inpatient beds across two units, Aztec and Inca, Aztec being for 18 to 25 year olds and Inca being for people under 18. This hospitals serves South Yorkshire and The Midlands. If you have any questions about Ellern Mede's Corona Virus Action Plan please email [email protected]

NHS referrals

Ellern Mede has provided specialist Tier 4 eating disorder services to the NHS since 2000. We respond promptly to all enquiries. Contact us now.

Private enquiries or GP and Self referrals

Call now for immediate access to Ellern Mede specialist private eating disorder services. We will respond within 24 hours. We can offer treatment within two weeks or faster in emergencies.

Excellent Peer Review for EMR

Ellern Mede Group hospitals participate in Royal College of Psychiatry's Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS. We are delighted to find that Ellern Mede Ridgeway scored a 96.4% overall rating on its 7 key areas for the 2019 to 2020 cycle. ...
12 March 2021
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Focus on Eating Disorders Awareness 1-7 March

Eating Disorders Week in 2021 (1 – 7 March) sadly marks the impact of a global pandemic – increased incidence of eating disorders; longer waiting lists for treatment; but possibly an increase in awareness. Ellern Mede is now COVID-free ...
02 March 2021
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Family letter

"I am taking the opportunity of being on holiday to let you know that our daughter's progress continues. She has now successfully finished her second year of medical school, has a normal BMI and tells us that she no longer gets anorexic tho ...
23 September 2020
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President's Award

We would like to share with you our son's Gold Presidential Award for excellence at school following his recovery. In his words "This means a lot after many difficult years. This one was a great year!". And it was. Both personally and acade ...
28 May 2019
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Ellern Mede specialists in eating disorders treatment

We will safely support you to improve your quality of life and to challenge the negative impact of an eating disorder.

Outpatient online services

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Please get in touch with our team who can give you further information or advice on 0203 209 7900 or email [email protected]

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    Accredited and regulated by:

    Care Quality Commission
    British Psychotherapy Foundation
    General Medical Council