Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders

This service is provided by South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

We offer specialist assessment and treatment for children and young people (up to age of 18) with eating disorders. 

Are you a young person with all-consuming and preoccupying worries and difficulties with eating? Or a parent with concerns about your child's eating?

Eating difficulties may take different forms such as restricting/avoiding food, skipping meals, being overly concerned about calories, weight-checking or over-exercising, as well as vomiting or bingeing, often resulting in increased anxiety and unhappiness.
GPs use the following questions to check for an eating disorder:

Do you make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
Do you worry that you have lost control over how much you eat?
Do you ever eat in secret?
Does your weight affect the way you feel about yourself?
Do you believe yourself to be fat when others say you are too thin?
Would you say that food dominates your life?

If two or more of these apply to you, or even if you are unsure whether you should be worried - please get in touch  - we can help.

New online referral for self -referrals and referrals by professional is available on our website: We accept online referrals from Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich or Croydon. Our telephone self-referral line is from 9am to 5pm Our specialism is treatment of eating disorders and ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder) in childhood and adolescence.

Referral Criteria & Process

Our service covers young people who have a GP in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich or Croydon.

People can use our self-referral phone number - this is open to young people, parents, school staff, health professionals and GPs.

The self-referral number is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (0203 228 2545).

Alternatively you can request a referral via your GP.Our daypatient service, Intensive Treatment Programme is a national service funded by NHSE. Young people can be referred by their community eating disorder teams.

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Last Updated: 15/06/2020

The Michael Rutter Centre, The Maudsley Hospital
De Crespigny Park Off Denmark Hill

Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18)

up to 18 years old

Fees: No
Types of Support:
Face to face
Group/peer support
Binge eating disorder
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Types of Service:
National Health Service
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)