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.

Join in Eating Disorder Awareness Week

With eating disorder awareness week from 25 February to 3 March, society shows it cares about this tragic illness. There will be fund raising events at hospitals and by companies such as BEAT's Sock It campaign and opportunities for people ...
06 February 2019
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Family self-referral direct to CAMHS

A major new CAMHS working model may have slipped under the radar last Summer as we have not heard a lot about it. But on 7 January 2019 an Oxfordshire CAMHS service published in their local newspaper, Banbury Guardian, that they are encour ...
20 January 2019
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Family, 2018

"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 ...
24 October 2018
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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