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Join in Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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 to join in events in...
Snowy landscapes

Snowy landscapes

The first of February brought the most significant snowfall of this year’s winter so far and decorated Ellern Mede’s grounds beautifully. All our staff made it to work, and one patient decided to put on her Christmas music again. We are lucky to have a...
Theatre outing for patients

Theatre outing for patients

The New Year for Ellern Mede patients able to venture out from hospital got off to a ‘Wicked’ start in London’s West End with a theatre trip organised by the Activities Team on Thursday 3 January. Twelve patients, ten from Ellern Mede Ridgeway and two from Ellern Mede...
Christmas cheer at Ellern Mede hospitals

Christmas cheer at Ellern Mede hospitals

Music makes the heart lighter, especially at Christmas so our patients were delighted when they had a sing-along performance from local musicians Dan and Joel with a selection of Christmas songs in our ‘Rainbow Lounge’ at Barnet. Around 40 of us gathered...
Christmas with an eating disorder

Christmas with an eating disorder

When an eating disorder is one of your guests at the table, a festival that’s focused on food can be tricky for everyone. But there are ways to cope.Ellern Mede Family Therapy team are always on hand for advice.  Here’s a few tips they would like to share this...
Don’t let mental ill health destroy your teenage years

Don’t let mental ill health destroy your teenage years

Left untreated, mental ill health robs thousands of young people of their teenage years, a recent study of 9,000 people by NHS Digital has found. The results show a  marked rise since the previous study done 13 years ago. Now 24% of girls between 17 and 19 report a...