Barnet Eating Disorder Residential Treatment Centre

Ellern Mede Barnet is expected to open to patients from July 2017. This comfortable, purpose-built, modern new hospital at 2, Warwick Road, High Barnet in Greater London, will introduce an innovative, intensive short-term family based programme for eating disorders incorporating specialised medical care, inpatient treatment and day patient treatment. It is the first service in the UK to introduce this internationally proven family based programme. We will also introduce our own new adult bulimia nervosa programme.

Ellern Mede Barnet offers safe support in high quality single room en suite facilities in this private but central location, spacious family dining rooms and garden space.

We have channelled our 16-years of specialisation into a new intensive programme incorporating family based approaches that have been evidenced as effective in clinical practice worldwide. We now offer a unique blend of flexible inpatient and outpatient programmes which together provide a full care pathway, immediately accessible to private patients. We expect to open to patients from July 2017 but if interested you are welcome to get in touch now.

Therapy programmes at Ellern Mede Barnet 

 6 Week intensive family based treatment programme for under 18s and their families

The treatment programme includes:

  • inpatient and extended-day patient care
  • psychological therapies (family, individual and group)
  • medical monitoring
  • psychiatric review
  • psycho-education
  • nutritional rehabilitation
  • specialist dietetic input
  • meal coaching and post meal support
  • skills groups for parents
  • parent support groups

Who will benefit from the 8 – 18 family based programme:

  • Young people with early acute onset of an eating disorders, particularly first episode or relapse after a period of stability.
  • Young people who are willing to collaborate with their parents and the team.
  • Parents who are able and willing to participate in this short-duration intensive programme


Week Status Focus
Week 1 Intensive inpatient Orientation and settling in
Week 2 Intensive inpatient Building skills
Week 3 Intensive day patient – breakfast at home Practising skills
Week 4 Intensive Day patient – breakfast and evening meal at home Taking skills home
Week 5 Partial day patient Skill consolidation and transition
Week 6 Partial day patient Skill consolidation and transition


There is a great need in the UK for Family Therapy based eating disorder programmes. There is also a need for immediate access to care and to short-term effective discharge-focused treatment. We bring 16 years of expertise to our new offer. We know that recovery from an eating disorder requires specialist intensive treatment. Ellern Mede Barnet’s short-term inpatient and partial day programmes open up a discharge pathway for sustainable recovery, with post discharge care overseen by the Ellern Mede team.”

Dr Hind Al Khairulla

2 – 5 week adult bulimia nervosa symptom interruption-focused programme

  • Over 16s
  • Informal patients
  • 2 to 5 week programme with one week of aftercare
  • Psychiatry, Psychology, Dietetics and Nursing
  • Well being treatments available by arrangement
  • Graded overnight leave from third week
  • Aftercare will be delivered on an outpatient and partial day care basis
  • A recovery record dietetic plan will be agreed at discharge
Week Status Focus
Week 1 Intensive inpatient Orientation, Therapies and Symptom Interruption
Week 2 Intensive inpatient Intensive Therapies, Supported Eating, weekend leave
Week 3 Intensive inpatient Partial Supported Eating with graded overnight leave
Week 4 inpatient or day patient as required Partial Assisted Independent Eating, home leave
Week 5 Partial day patient after care Skill consolidation and transition



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How to get to Ellern Mede Barnet

Ellern Mede Barnet
2 Warwick Road
High Barnet
London EN5 5EE

Ways to get to there

Warwick Road is well served by local buses including numbers 107, 307 and 326 to and from High Barnet underground train station. The station is the terminus of the High Barnet branch of the Northern line and is in Travelcard Zone 5. It is the northernmost station on the Northern line and is situated 10.2 miles (16.4 km) north north-west of Charing Cross. The next station south is Totteridge & Whetstone. For drivers, it is accessible from M25 junction 24. See map thumbnails or interactive map below.

Driving from M25

Driving from M25

Public transport around Ellern Mede Barnet

Public transport around Ellern Mede Barnet


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.