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Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders

How our service can help you

The Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders (MCCAED) is renowned worldwide for the psychological treatments it offers to children and adolescents with eating and feeding disorders.

Our team combines a highly specialist knowledge in eating disorders with expertise in evidence-based treatments which support families to use their strengths and skills to support their child overcome an eating disorder.

Our services:

The Eating Disorders Clinic
The Eating Disorders Clinic serves children and teens who live locally, and are registered to a GP in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark. It offers treatment for all eating disorders except ARFID and feeding disorders, which are treated in our other clinics.

Our outpatient service is accessible and responsive. If you think you need help you can simply make a self-referral , or if you are a family member you can refer a loved one . If you are a professional (e.g. school nurse or GP) please refer here . You can also call us during our office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) on 020 3228 2545.

We aim to see all routine referrals within 28 days, urgent referrals within 7 days, and emergency referrals within 24 hours. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to refer.

Intensive Treatment Programme:
The Intensive Treatment Programme (ITP) is a day programme for young people who are already in treatment for an eating disorder, but need a bit of extra support.

At ITP, we see under 18s living in England who have an eating disorder and feel like their treatment is not progressing despite everyone's best efforts. ITP is a day programme so young people and family members need to be able to commute daily to ITP.

If you have not been treated for an eating disorder before, we always suggest contacting your local specialist service before even thinking about ITP. For most people, this is more than enough.

If you are already in treatment and still feel that you need more support, ITP might be for you. Just ask your practitioner to get in touch with us.

The ARFID Clinic
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, or ARFID, is very different from anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. The ARFID and Related Disorders Clinic offers targeted treatment for ARFID and other feeding disorders. We provide detailed assessments and specialised therapy for children and teens with various avoidant or restrictive eating behaviours.

We know that different people struggle with their food intake for different reasons. At the ARFID clinic, we pay close attention to your individual situation, so that we can carefully select the treatments that will be most effective for you.

  • Service Type: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (National and Specialist) Service Borough Covers: Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark Treatment type: Outpatient
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Maudsley Hospital Known As: Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service (Maudsley Hospital) Fax Number: 020 3228 2545
  • Disabled Access:
    • Wheelchair accessible building
    • Ground floor therapy rooms
    • Accessible toilets on all levels
    • Lift access to the 1stfloor.
  • Address: Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People,
    Maudsley Hospital,
    De Crespigny Park,
    London,
    ,
    SE5 8AZ
  • Business Hours/Visiting Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Eating disorders

Interventions

The Eating Disorders Clinic

The Eating Disorders Clinic serves children and teens who live locally, and are registered to a GP in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark. It offers treatment for all eating disorders including ARFID.

Our outpatient service is accessible and responsive. If you think you need help you can simply make a self-referral, or if you are a family member you can refer a loved one. If you are a professional (for example school nurse or GP) please refer here. You can also call us during our office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) on 020 3228 2545 or email on MCCAEDadmin@slam.nhs.uk.

We aim to see all routine referrals within 28 days, urgent referrals within seven days, and emergency referrals within 24 hours. If in doubt, please do not hesitate to refer.
 

The ARFID Clinic

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, or ARFID, is very different from anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. The ARFID and Related Disorders Clinic offers targeted treatment for ARFID and other feeding disorders. We provide detailed assessments and specialised therapy for children and teens with various avoidant or restrictive eating behaviours.

We know that different people struggle with their food intake for different reasons. At the ARFID clinic, we pay close attention to your individual situation, so that we can carefully select the treatments that will be most effective for you.
 

Intensive Treatment Programme

The Intensive Treatment Programme (ITP) is a day programme for young people who are already in treatment for an eating disorder, but need a bit of extra support.

At ITP, we see under 18s living in England who have an eating disorder and feel like their treatment is not progressing despite everyone’s best efforts.

If you are already in treatment and still feel that you need more support, ITP might be for you. Just ask your practitioner to get in touch with us.

ITP is funded by NHS England and accepts national referrals from Community Eating Disorder Services for Children and Adolescents. Professionals working in these services can refer using NHS England Form 1.

If you have not been treated for an eating disorder before, we always suggest contacting your local specialist service before even thinking about ITP. For most people, this is more than enough.

Eligibility criteria

Young people under the age of 18 

Any young person that is being referred to the Eating Disorders Clinic should be registered with a GP in one of these London boroughs:

  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Croydon
  • Greenwich
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Southwark

The Intensive Treatment Programme and ARFID clinic are national services and we will accept referrals from across the UK.

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