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Ellern Mede is an internationally renowned specialist clinic that provides intensive treatment for children and young people with eating disorders.

Welcome to Ellern Mede - Eating Disorders Services in London

Ellern Mede is based in Mill Hill, North London and runs Outpatient Services in Harley Street, central London. We welcome children and adolescents / young people up to 18 years old with an eating disorder and other psychiatric presentations. We provide a high dependency intensive treatment programme for the most complex or challenging cases. For those young people who are lower risk we provide a recovery focused programme. This programme provides physical and psychiatric re-stabilisation, sufficient to discharge to local Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Ellern Mede Ridgeway is a leading specialist eating disorders clinic, renowned for successfully treating even the most acute eating disorders. It is set in beautiful grounds with first class clinical professionals and excellent facilities. Our focus is on enabling our patients to manage their disorder and regain control of their life. Family involvement and group support are key in the recovery treatment process. Our friendly professionals will work closely with you to tailor a treatment programme to your child’s individual needs. On site we have an Ofsted registered school which provides tuition up to A level and is judged as Outstanding. As well as a varied and stimulating education syllabus, we and the school offer school holiday activities including excursions to local attractions.
Ellern Mede, which includes Ellern Mede School on site, was first established in 2001. It relocated to Ridgeway in 2011.

Intensive Treatment Programme

We are the leading clinic in the UK which provides high dependency intensive treatment for young people with the most severe cases of eating disorders.

Care Pathway

We provide inpatient treatment for children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years including those detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)


The UK and abroad

We offer treatment to children and adolescents from the UK and abroad. We welcome private referrals and admissions. We accept all forms of payment including private medical insurance.

NHS and private

We accept NHS and private funding including private medical insurance. We have a contract with NHS and are regulated by NHS and CQC.



We provide inpatient treatment for young people and children with eating disorders. We are specialists who offer high dependency intensive treatment services for very severe cases at our clinic in North London. We work with you to tailor the treatment to your child.

Ellern Mede School


A specialist independent school providing education to the patients at Ellern Mede. The school is led by head teacher Mr Adel Shirbini. Regulatory authority, OFSTED rated the school Outstanding at its most recent inspection.



We value all our employees and they are the key to our success. We are always looking to recruit new people, in particular nurses and healthcare assistants.


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