What people say about
Ellern Mede

Hundreds of young people have been successful in overcoming an eating disorder with the support of Ellern Mede care and treatment since the service began in 2000. Most people we treat tell us they learned insight, coping strategies and improved their quality of life following our medical, nutritional, psychiatric and psychological therapies. Parents, Case Managers and Referrers report high levels of satisfaction.

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Thank you Ellern Mede for all of the communication about patient progress. We don’t often get this from inpatient units and it really does make a difference to the local team having regular updates.

Case Manager


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 and I have to thank you all for my recovery. I am close to finishing my first year at College.



We wanted to write to tell you all that our daughter has maintained weight since her discharge and has also recently been discharged by the local CAMHS team. She is positive and settled. Thank you for all your help and support during her stay at Ellern Mede.



Thank you for all the effort you put in to making all our meals and snacks just right. I know it can’t be easy cooking for patients with an eating disorder but you do a great job. Your meals are delicious. When I am discharged I think I will miss your tasty lunches. I know some people complain about the variety on the snack list but I think you offer tons of options already. Although the patients may not say it much, we do talk and we do appreciate what you do.


Case Studies

Reconstruction of a patient’s story in their own words

Discover hope from someone who has recovered following inpatient care with Ellern Mede.

Reconstruction of a patient’s story in their own words

Discover hope from someone who has recovered following inpatient care with Ellern Mede.



I was 11 years old when my family and doctors became aware that I was desperately ill with an eating disorder.


I was 16, and it was just before Christmas 2013 when I had to come to inpatient care at Ellern Mede in London.

eating disorder training

A-stars from our school

I was so happy when I got these results!! But I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to get these results if it wasn't for Ellern Mede School.

Adult patient story

"This programme isn't like the other places I've been to. Here I feel like person more than a patient."

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.