Children Eating Disorder Services

Ellern Mede has specialised in eating disorders services for children since its establishment in 2000. It is renowned internationally for its success in treating children and young people with complex and challenging eating disorder conditions. The service can admit patients from anywhere in the world and offers a complete and cohesive treatment pathway with one multidisciplinary team.

We welcome enquiries for children’s eating disorder treatment from families, GPs, Paediatricians, Health Professionals and NHS commissioners . We admit both private and NHS patients. Family participation plays a central role in our approach and we view parents as being a key resource in their child’s recovery. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends family therapy as the treatment of choice for young people with anorexia.

We accept some private medical insurance, and all payment methods. Access to our outpatient clinic is confidential and easy to arrange. We can promise an initial consultation within two weeks of an accepted referral. Please call 0203 209 7900 or email [email protected].

Internationally renowned specialist eating disorders treatment for young people

Ellern Mede’s multidisciplinary team of experts are specialists in childhood eating disorders. Each patient receives a personalised care plan that suits their circumstances, minimising disruption to their day to day life. The service provides the benefits of:

  • early assessment and diagnosis
  • immediate access to treatment
  • personalised care packages built around individual needs
  • flexible programmes
  • post discharge support following inpatient care
  • a full care pathway

 

“Ellern Mede hospitals offer world-leading specialist children’s eating disorder services as well as an excellent school. Children will feel safe and supported in a positive, quiet environment. Parents are welcome and participate in the care programme. We can guarantee to help your child improve their quality of life despite this illness.”

Dr Hind Al Khairulla

Interventions and therapies available at Ellern Mede Ridgeway for children and young people

  • Initial psychiatric assessment
  • Physical and Mental Health assessments including specialist tests as required (eg blood tests, scans, psychometric testing, neuropsychological assessment)
  • Psychiatric review
  • Psychological therapies including:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Cognitive Remediation Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
    • Psychoeducational interventions
    • Positive Psychology Group
  • Family therapy
  • Coaching on meal support
  • Specialist Dietetic input and meal plans

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How to find us

Ellern Mede
Holcombe Hill
The Ridgeway
Mill Hill
London NW7 4HX

Ways to get to there

Ellern Mede Ridgeway is easily accessible from main motorway routes and is a short drive from M1 Junction 2 and M25 Junction 23.
Public Transport Directions:
Nearest railway station: Mill Hill Broadway
Nearest tube station: Mill Hill East (Northern Line)
Local Buses: 240 & 251

NHS referrals

Ellern Mede has provided specialist Tier 4 eating disorder services to the NHS since 2000. We respond to referrals within 24 hours.


Private referrals

Call now for immediate access to Ellern Mede specialist private eating disorder services. Accepted referrals begin treatment within two weeks or faster in emergencies.