We are still providing all of our services during the COVID 19 pandemic. All appointments are continuing over telephone or video call and we are still accepting all new referrals. You can still phone us as usual between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0300 555 1216. If you need support outside of these times please call the NELFT Mental Health Direct Line which is open 24/7 on 0300 555 1000.

Eating Disorders service

The eating disorder service at North East London NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist outpatient service. Our service aims to bring hope and confidence to those who have an eating disorder and to enable them to take back control of their life by overcoming their eating disorder.

We aim to treat our patients at our clinic based in Barking, but you may be seen at a clinic nearer your home, where possible, as long as your physical health needs are stable.

Our service offers specialist care management, assessments and treatments, in line with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, to adults and chidren with eating disorders. As well as working with individuals, we also work with families and carers to help them support the person they care for who has an eating disorder.

The eating disorder service works closely with other NELFT services such as the child and adult mental health service (CAMHS), and inpatient services. This enables us to provide care that is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Who is our service for?

Eligibility criteria

  • 8+ years
  • Must meet the criteria for the spectrum of eating disorders including:
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Binge Eating Disorder
    • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
  • A primary diagnosis of
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Binge Eating Disorder 
    • Mixed eating disorder symptoms
  • Must be registered with a GP in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering or Waltham Forest

Exclusion criteria

  • Medically unstable
  • In need of inpatient treatment
  • Obesity without an eating disorder
  • The co-morbidity of another mental health disorder severely impacting your eating disorder that needs to be addressed first

We offer our services to men, women and children who have a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder. This could include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED).