Ellern Mede Ridgeway Service for Eating Disorders

Ellern Mede Ridgeway is an internationally renowned specialist service for inpatient care of children and adolescents with eating disorders. We are the service of choice for enduring or difficult to treat cases of eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa. We are one of the only hospitals specialising only in eating disorders. We have a high dependency unit offering intensive care as well as a discharge pathway with a ward for shorter-term inpatients and cottages for those preparing for discharge. Ours is a consultant led multidisciplinary service emphasising the role of the family in treatment and offering a welcoming, supportive and safe environment.

Referral Criteria & Process

Aged 8-18 years Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder with/without co-morbidities Informal or Detained under MHA 1983 Under the care of local CAMHS or other international equivalent Responsible Clinician.

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Last Updated: 25/02/2018

Ellern Mede Ridgeway
The Ridgeway
Mill Hill

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

8 - 18 years

Fees: No

NHS patients. Private patients fees on request.

Types of Support:
Face to face
Group/peer support
Self esteem
Body image
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Types of Service:
Independent Treatment Centre
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Mentalisation based treatment (MBT)
Occupational Therapy
Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT)