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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. In inpatient care, we treat people aged 8 to 18 years with eating disorders as well as young people 18  to 25. Our inpatient service is particularly suitable for patients with acute Anorexia Nervosa. Our outpatient services help people who have a clinical referral confirming they would benefit from outpatient services. We can see children and young people in outpatients aged 12 to 25. Our outpatient services treat the full range of eating disorders including selective eating disorders, bulimia or binge eating. Outpatients can be seen at our hospitals, or at our clinics in Harley and Wimpole Streets in central London.

We have two hospitals with specialist eating disorder therapists.  Ellern Mede Ridgeway is in Mill Hill, North London and offers 26 inpatient beds for children and young people aged 8 to 18 years old. Ellern Mede Barnet offers 16 inpatient beds for children, young people, four of which are a separate ward for young adults between 18 and 25 transitioning into adult care.

Our high recovery rate for inpatients is based on the fact that our patients receive a holistic multidisciplinary range of therapies for body and mind until their eating disorder is sufficiently controlled for safe discharge, helping to avoid relapse. We never give up – until the day after the illness does.

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.


From patient to healing campaigner in her own words


People with an eating disorder all have an individual journey. At Ellern Mede most of our patients leave us transformed, with the skills they need for a healthy future. There are many wonderful stories of transformation and many go on not o ...
15 April 2019
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From patient to healing campaigner in her own words


People with an eating disorder all have an individual journey. At Ellern Mede most of our patients leave us transformed, with the skills they need for a healthy future. There are many wonderful stories of transformation and many go on not o ...
15 April 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.

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British Psychotherapy Foundation
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