The Eating Disorders Clinic

The Eating Disorders Clinic is the oldest and largest part of MCCAED. From humble beginnings as a single clinical research team in the 1980s, we went on to pioneer the development of Maudsley Family Therapy: an internationally recognised first-line treatment method for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related eating disorders in children and teens.

We continue to nurture a close and dynamic interface between excellent clinical care and research that pushes the boundaries of scientific knowledge. Throughout our history, we have continuously used our research findings to innovate, evaluate and expand our treatment catalogue. Our internally-developed therapies include MFT for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, parent groups, ABFT and RO-DBT.

Train up your team

We offer bespoke training in selected treatments. Find out how your team can build the skills and knowledge to employ our treatments in your practice.

Explore our treatment options

We offer a number of highly effective treatments for eating disorders. Find out how we help young people and their families to recover from illness.

How to refer

Health practitioners can refer their patients by completing our online referral form or by calling 0203 228 2545 during office hours. Young people must be under the age of 18, and be registered to a GP in one of the following boroughs: Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark.

The clinic also accepts private outpatient referrals and provides second opinions for young people both in and out of the UK. Our private patients come to us mainly for brief, targeted treatments, and receive the same exemplary standards of care as those who are referred through the NHS. Funding must be in place before these services can be offered.

Interested in any of our trainings, courses or lectures?

Our training programmes are designed with whole teams in mind. That’s why if you register three or more colleagues, you’ll receive a 20% discount per person and two hour-long Skype consultation sessions.

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