Eating Disorders Service

Location: Maudsley Hospital
Services provided: Outpatient and ARFID clinic and Intensive day Treatment Programme (ITP).

Key areas: child and adolescent eating disorder (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other spcific eating disorders, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and binge eating disorder)

Outpatient Referrals: Young People, Parents and Carers can self-refer; or referrals can be made by any professionals working with them – e.g. General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Mental Health Practitioners, Teachers and School nurses.

We accept outpatient referrals for young people under the age of 18, for whom there are concerns that they may have an eating disorder, and whose GP practice is located in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Croydon, Bexley, Bromley or Greenwich.

There are two referral options:

  • On-line: (link below). This may be particularly useful if you are a young person and may find it difficult to contact us initially. A senior clinician will then call you back during office hours at a convenient time for you.
  • Telephone: 020 3228 2545 (line open 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon-Fri).
  • Make an online referral by going to our dedicated website here:

We aim to see all referrals within 28 days – and 7 days if urgent

ITP Referrals: The ITP day service is funded by NHS England and accepts national referrals from Community Eating Disorder Services for Children and Young People (CED-CYP). Professionals working in these services can refer using a NHS England Form 1.



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.

To learn more about our centre, please visit our dedicated website by following this link:

Case study - Lynne

Lynne’s story (Rachel’s mother)

Christmas wasn’t a nice time at all. She nearly completely stopped eating and lay on the sofa crying from morning to night, thinking we were putting calories in the water. I had already started reading books and doing research on anorexia, which was where I heard about the Maudsley.

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