Welcome to Ellern Mede

Ellern Mede Eating Disorder Service provides intensive inpatient treatment for children and young people aged 8 to 18 years with eating disorders in particular acute Anorexia Nervosa. There are also four transitions beds specifically for young adults up to 25 years who are transitioning from CAMHS to adult services, back to their community or home. We can also see children and young people as outpatients who have selective eating disorders, bulimia or binge eating. For adults we can arrange for them to be seen by our associate specialist Consultant Psychiatrist in central London.

We have two hospitals with specialist eating disorder therapists; the first is Ellern Mede Ridgeway based in Mill Hill, North London a 26 bed hospital for children and young people aged 8 to 18 years with an eating disorder. Our second centre is based in Barnet, a 16 bed hospital for children, young people and young adults transitioning.

Ellern Mede has the benefit of an independent school across both sites, which in 2018 was rated “Outstanding” By Ofsted. The Ellern Mede School provides specialist education for children and young people, aged 8 to 18 years with eating disorders, who are either admitted as inpatients to Ellern Mede and for those who need to continue their education with us after being discharged. The school also serves children and young people locally who have been unable to attend their mainstream school due to illness or anxiety.

Please contact us via our website or call us confidentially on 020 3209 7900 and ask for Private or NHS Referrals.


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 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.

Children, eating disorders and psychotherapy – building creative links

Healing and recovery is different for each individual person and here at Ellern Mede we offer a range of therapeutic interventions from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Remedial Therapy (CRT), Art Therapy and Psychotherapy. Each ...
26 June 2018
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Religious leaders visit Ellern Mede School

This year at Ellern Mede, we’ve had some interesting visits from lots of different people telling us all about their beliefs. First we met Jan, a Christian from Barnet who was the first female Priest in her area. We bombarded her with que ...
22 June 2018
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Adult patient story

Cecilia, aged 21, has been the first adult patient to experience Ellern Mede’s Bulimia Nervosa treatment programme. Read about her six week stay."When I first arrived on the new adult ward at Ellern Mede Barnet my life was a mess. ...
31 October 2017
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Letter from Tammy

It has been seven months since I was discharged. I called to speak to Dr Hind Al-Khairulla my consultant psychiatrist because I want everyone at Ellern Mede to know that I am happy, I believe in myself and my future. I have to thank you all ...
23 August 2017
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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.



Contact Us

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