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Ellern Mede is an internationally renowned specialist clinic that provides intensive treatment for children and young people with eating disorders.

At our Ridgeway centre based in Mill Hill, North London we welcome all children and adolescents up to 18 years old with an eating disorder and other psychiatric presentations. We provide a high dependency intensive treatment programme for the most complex or challenging cases. For those young people who are lower risk we provide a recovery focused programme. This programme provides physical and psychiatric re-stabilisation, sufficient to discharge to local Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Ellern Mede Ridgeway is the leading specialist clinic in the UK for children and young people with eating disorders. Set in beautiful grounds with first class clinical professionals and excellent facilities our focus is on enabling our patients to manage their disorder and regain control of their life. Family involvement and group support are key in the recovery treatment process and our friendly professionals will work closely with you to tailor a treatment programme to your child’s individual needs. On site we have an Ofsted registered school who provide tuition up to A level which has recently been judged as Outstanding. As well as a varied and stimulating education syllabus, we and the school offer school holiday activities including excursions to local attractions.
Ellern Mede was established in 2001 and in 2011 services at Ridgeway were developed

Intensive Treatment Programme

We are the leading clinic in the UK who provides High dependency intensive treatment for the most severe cases of eating disorders.

Care Pathway

We provide inpatient treatment for children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years including those detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)


The UK and abroad

We offer treatment to children and adolescents from the UK and abroad

NHS and private

We accept NHS and private funding including private medical insurance. We have a contract with NHS and are regulated by NHS and CQC.



We provide inpatient treatment for young people and children with eating disorders. We are specialists who offer high dependency intensive treatment services for very severe cases at our clinic in North London. We work with you to tailor the treatment to your child.

Ellern Mede School


A specialist independent school providing education to the patients at Ellern Mede. Led by head teacher Mr Adel Shirbini the school has been judged Outstanding by Ofsted.



We value all our employees and they are the key to our success. We are looking to expand our team.


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