Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit

Location: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Maudsley Hospital
Mode: Inpatient, outpatient, outreach
Average length of inpatient treatment: 12 weeks
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, CMHTs, GP consortia
Beds: 18

Key areas: Body dysmorphic disorder, habit disorder, hypochondriasis, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychogenic excoriation without body dysmorphic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia of vomiting, trichotillomania


We offer a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) service for treatment-resistant, anxiety-based problems, where people can stay in a residential unit throughout their treatment, making our service unique in the United Kingdom.

Our inpatient service is especially designed for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder* (BDD), and a specific phobia of vomiting. However, it can benefit people with all types of anxiety disorders.

Our service is particularly suitable for those who have not made sufficient progress with CBT, or where the local services are not developed.

*Please note: we take referrals for people with BDD who are interested in a psychological treatment or advice on medication. We do not carry out psychiatric or psychological assessments for people who are requesting a cosmetic procedure to be funded by their commissioner.

Case study - Jo

Jo’s story

The therapists support you at every step, and the friendships you make with people in the house are also really important. They think how you think. And there’s always someone you can talk to, whether you’ve had a bad day… or you want to tell someone about a good day…

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