Specialised eating disorder treatment for children, teens and young adults in Birmingham

Eating disorders affect up to 5% of people and are most common in adolescence and early adulthood. A few, particularly bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, are more prevalent in women, although they can happen to anybody, of any gender, at any age.

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, we understand how important it is to support children, teenagers and young adults who are experiencing disordered eating. It's our goal to improve the lives of our patients and their families and to raise awareness of eating disorders and their greater impact on all those affected.

We're dedicated to offering children and young people with eating disorders uniquely specialised, evidence-based support and focused eating disorder therapy.

Private treatment for children, teenagers and young adults with eating disorders in Birmingham

We understand that every individual is unique and a variety of events might trigger the development of an eating disorder in a young person. Numerous experts agree that eating disorders are a type of coping mechanism whereby sufferers utilise their control over food to manage difficult emotions and other situations. The attitudes and behaviours associated with eating disorders lead to compulsions that dictate day-to-day activities. Unhealthy habits include overeating, undereating, overdoing it with exercise, and obsessively worrying about your weight or body type.

By determining the underlying causes and different contributing factors that may have exacerbated the problem, our specialists help young people recover from eating disorders. This is accomplished by using an integrated therapy strategy that acknowledges the importance of family support and takes our patients' physical and psychological needs into account. Our specialists use the most innovative treatments available to help overcome eating disorders including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is widely recognised as an effective treatment for bulimia.

Start your treatment journey today. Schoen Clinic Newbridge welcomes NHS and privately funded patients for highly specialised eating disorder treatment. Call our caring team direct on +44 20 4579 2830 or contact us today.

Is it time to get help for an eating disorder?

This is often the first question that arises once the presence of an eating disorder has been established. How do you tell when it's time to get help from an eating disorder professional?

There is actually never a "wrong" time to seek treatment for an eating disorder, and the longer one waits, the greater the chance that the disorder may deteriorate. If you're worried that you or a loved one may have an eating disorder, take into account some of the following indications or symptoms:

  • Extreme weight gain or loss over a brief amount of time
  • Restriction on some foods or categories of foods
  • Increased dietary "rules"
  • Obsession with food ingredients and nutrition facts
  • Overexercising
  • Keeping food hidden
  • Using or owning laxatives or diuretics
  • Frequent use of the restroom before, during, or after meals
  • Withdrawing from friends and family and other social settings
  • Dysregulation of emotions
  • Low self-worth.

Find help for a young person with an eating disorder by calling 020 4579 2830

Our highly specialised eating disorders hospital for young people in Birmingham delivers expert, tailored treatment for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED).

Our caring team will walk you through the available options to help find the most suitable course of eating disorder treatment.

We offer several treatment options for children, teens and young adults people that are shown to be helpful in recovering from an eating disorder. The level of care someone requires will depend on their eating issue.

Whether you're looking for inpatient eating disorder treatment for teenagers, or specialised eating disorder therapy for children and young adults, our residential eating disorder treatment centre for children and young people in Birmingham is a trusted destination for highly specialised care.

Types of eating disorders in adolescents

  • Anorexia - a disorder when people avoid food, restrict food severely, or consume little amounts of only specific foods. They might also keep weighing themselves. They may perceive themselves as overweight even when they are dangerously underweight and attempt to lose weight through excessive exercise, inadequate nutrition, or a combination of the two.
  • Bulimia - a disorder where individuals have persistent and regular episodes of eating excessive amounts of food while also feeling unable to control these episodes. Following a binge eating episode, people may engage in compensatory behaviours such fasting, excessive laxative or diuretic use, forced vomiting, excessive exercise, or a combination of these.
  • Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED) - according to leading eating disorders charity, BEAT, this is the most prevalent eating disorder. It includes all individuals whose symptoms are outside the normal range for any specific eating disorder.

At our internationally renowned eating disorders hospital for young people in Birmingham, we also treat other forms of disordered eating that present in a number of ways.

Our eating disorder specialties in Birmingham



Helping children and teenagers with anorexia nervosa regulate their eating and weight-control patterns and regain their weight is a key component of treatment.

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Making the link between physical and mental health is crucial to child and teen bulimia recovery.

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Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)

We offer a wide variety of interventions and support for OSFED that is extremely thorough and holistic. This means that we are able to identify the recovery mechanisms, which will vary depending on the patient. Each patient will receive a highly customised treatment plan.

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What to expect from highly specialised eating disorder treatment at Schoen Clinic Newbridge

The help we give is personalised to each young person and their unique eating problem, with one-to-one, family, and group therapy sessions available for children, teens and young people with a variety of eating disorders.

The following may be a part of our specialised treatment for children, teenagers and young adults with eating disorders:

  • Psychotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology
  • Specialist mealtime support and dietetics
  • One-to-one therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

Chances of recovery are improved if you seek treatment for an eating disorder as soon as possible. According to research, early intervention (seeking therapy during the first three years of developing the disorder) can improve the efficacy of treating eating disorders.

Eating disorders thrive in isolation, therefore it's critical that you express your worries and seek support if you are concerned that you or a friend or loved one may be developing an eating disorder.

Long and short-term residential eating disorder treatment for children, teens and young adults

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, we provide compassionate and comprehensive eating disorder treatment tailored to children, teens, and young adults. Our specialised residential and inpatient programmes are designed to address the unique needs of these age groups, offering them a path towards lasting recovery.

  • Eating disorder residential treatment for teens:

Our residential eating disorder program for teenagers offers a nurturing and structured environment where children and teenagers can focus on their recovery.

With a multidiscplinary team of experienced clinicians, we provide individualised care, therapy sessions, nutritional support, and a safe space to address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of eating disorders.

  • Inpatient eating disorder treatment for children:

For younger individuals, our inpatient eating disorder treatment for children offers round-the-clock support in a secure and therapeutic setting. Our skilled team is dedicated to creating a positive atmosphere where children and teens can begin their recovery process.

Whether your child or teen requires longer-term residential eating disorder treatment or a shorter inpatient stay, our goal is the same: to empower them with the tools and strategies needed to overcome eating disorders. Our multi-disciplinary approach combines evidence-based therapies, medical expertise, nutritional guidance, and family involvement to ensure a holistic recovery experience.

Start your treatment journey today. Schoen Clinic Newbridge welcomes NHS and privately funded patients for highly specialised eating disorder treatment. Call our caring team direct on +44 20 4579 2830 or contact us today.

Eating disorder therapies to support children, teens and young adults in Birmingham

Nutritional management

There are several different methods for "refeeding" patients with eating disorders in healthcare settings. We may occasionally need to take control of this for your protection. Our preference is to urge you to change your diet and food intake in order to hasten physical recuperation.

We provide you with regular, closely supervised meals, dietician advice, and psychoeducation to assist and reassure you at every stage.

Eating disorder group therapy

In a secure setting, our experienced group facilitators will support you as you explore how you relate to and interact with others.

Sharing positive experiences, abilities, information, and supportive interventions in groups is very beneficial.

It is advised that you work in groups so that you can examine how you relate to others and how they relate to you.

Psychological therapies

As a consequence of our specialist therapists' work with you to discover deeply rooted issues that affect your self-perception and support you in replacing them with more positive and empowered attitudes, your knowledge and awareness of how you connect to others and yourself will grow. Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the behavioural and psychodynamic modalities we use in our therapies (CBT).

Where appropriate, we will help you create original viewpoints and practical tactics.

Physical and mental wellbeing

We'll frequently assess your physical health in order to determine the short- and long-term effects of your eating disorder. A nutritional crisis affects a person's organs and electrolytes and could have disastrous effects. We'll help you get the necessary medical care you need as fast and effectively as possible.

It's important to maintain good health because people who are unwell usually neglect their creative, spiritual, and sensory identities. We'll encourage you to reestablish contact with these aspects of your identity through a range of guided activities. We'll provide you the stress management skills you need and help you get used to life without your eating disorder.

"Schoen Clinic Newbridge has saved my life."

Patient testimonial

"Yesterday was 2 years since I went to Schoen Clinic Newbridge, the last two years exceeded my expectations in every singular respect due to the help of the nurses and healthcare staff. I cannot help but praise them for all the wonderful coping mechanisms and help they provided me.

Nothing is less challenging than an admission into an intense therapeutic setting away from the four walls of your home, however, the staff at Schoen Clinic Newbridge are able to make young people feel as if they are their own person even whilst in the trenches of something as evil as anorexia.

Schoen Clinic Newbridge has successfully saved my life and allowed me to break down the suffocating walls my eating disorder placed around me.

- 5* Google review from a former patient of Schoen Clinic Newbridge.

Accessing highly specialised eating disorder treatment for children, teenagers and young adults

Treatment for eating disorders is based on the specific disorder and the symptoms present. It often combines psychological counselling (psychotherapy), information on nutrition, medical supervision, and occasionally medication.

Other health issues brought on by an eating disorder must also be addressed as part of eating disorder therapy since they can become grave or even life-threatening if left untreated for an extended period of time. At our eating disorders hospital in Birmingham, we offer inpatient eating disorder treatment for children if residential care is required for eating disorder recovery.

We strive to ensure our patients' physical and emotional health can be maintained while managing their eating disorder symptoms. We get our young people back to a healthy weight and provide eating disorder therapy in an orderly manner.

Accessing eating disorder treatments at Schoen Clinic Newbridge

Starting treatment at Schoen Clinic Newbridge is easy, the process is as follows;

  • Get in touch - contact us to see if you/your loved one is suitable for treatment with us. A member of the clinical team will run through some key questions.
  • Request a referral - We'll need a GP, CAMHS team or healthcare professional referral as it contains essential information regarding medical history.
  • Reviewing the referral - All referrals will be clinically discussed and assessed with the Clinical Manager.
  • Attending our hospital - If you/your loved one is suitable for treatment with us, an appointment will be made to come into the hospital and a bespoke treatment plan will be formulated.
  • Treatment begins - This will be arranged as soon as possible after your consultation.

You can call our team on 020 4579 2830, email us or you can contact us using our online form for more information.

Schoen Clinic Newbridge Care Guide Brochure

We recognise that if your child will be receiving treatment with us, you might be apprehensive about their visiting a hospital. By telling you more about who we are and how we will look for your child, we hope to make things easier for you.

The Schoen Clinic Newbridge Care Guide Brochure includes information on what to bring, the treatment programme, how we work with you as a family, the professionals involved in your child's care, house rules, and anything else you need to know from admission to discharge.

We are always available to help if you have any questions.

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Facilities at Schoen Clinic Newbridge

Our eating disorder specialists in Birmingham provide a nurturing environment to aid recovery

We want children, teens and young adults undergoing eating disorder treatment at our hospital in Birmingham to feel safe and at home. That's why every effort has been made to ensure Schoen Clinic Newbridge provides a calming, homely feel.

  • Our 34-bed hospital has a variety of double and single bedrooms for inpatients.
  • Three ambient lounges provide comfort and storage, where young people have access to arts and crafts, games, books, TVs and computers.
  • Spacious outdoor area and large private garden.
  • A summer house for a variety of groups and therapy sessions.
  • A main dining room where young people receive mealtime support.
  • An independent dining room with access to brand-new cooking facilities for support in managing meal plans and food-based groups.
  • A fully equipped occupational therapy kitchen for young people to complete meal-based groups and supported meals with their families.
  • Various therapy rooms for both group and one-to-one therapy sessions.
  • James Brindley School consists of three purpose-built teaching areas that cater for all education needs from the age of 8-18.

Schoen Clinic Newbridge welcomes NHS and privately funded patients for highly specialised eating disorder treatment. Call our caring team direct on +44 20 4579 2830 or contact us today.

Schoen Clinic Newbridge treatment model

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, where eating disorders are our sole focus, we use a variety of methods to address every aspect of the illness.

The various interventions and treatments we offer in our inpatient programme are described by the Newbridge Treatment Model.

Hospital Director, Natalie Maley discusses the highly specialised eating disorder treatments offered at our hospital in Birmingham

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is a warm, high-quality facility designed exclusively for young people. Watch our video to find out more about our hospital, multidiciplinary team (MDT) and gain an understanding of what to expect from receiving eating disorder treatment with our world-class team.

Get started with private treatment by completing our online pre-screening questionnaire at any time to suit you.

Recovery from an eating disorder is possible

Our caring team of eating disorder specialists in Birmingham are here to help

Our multidisciplinary team of experts at Schoen Clinic Newbridge help you return to healthier eating habits using specialised one-to-one and group therapies, which can often reverse the serious complications caused by the eating disorder itself.

Start your treatment journey today. Schoen Clinic Newbridge welcomes NHS and privately funded patients for highly specialised eating disorder treatment. Call our caring team direct on +44 20 4579 2830 or contact us today.

We're rated 'Oustanding' by the CQC

As a highly specialised eating disorder hospital in Birmingham, we offer a range of evidence-based treatments for children, teenagers and young adults suffering from eating disorders or disordered eating and we've been recognised for our commitment to providing an outstanding service.

After recieving an Outstanding rating in 2016, the CQC revisited Schoen Clinic Newbridge in 2018 and awarded a second Outstanding rating, noting the high standard of care provided by staff and the commitment to research and innovation within the eating disorders field, both nationally and internationally.

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