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Specialised daycare eating disorder treatment programme for adults (18+)

Our highly specialised hospital in York offers a comprehensive daycare programme for adult with anorexia, bulimia and OSFED

adult woman talking to a therapist while recieving daycare eating disorder treatment

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What does the eating disorders daycare programme for adults at Schoen Clinic York include?

Our adult daycare programme in York offers a structured environment in which patients receive access to our multidisciplinary team of eating disorder specialists and therapy services as well as meals, snacks and social interaction.


Many individuals with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED) struggle with emotional and cognitive challenges that make it difficult to manage their symptoms on their own.


One key advantage of our adult daycare treatment for eating disorders is the opportunity for participants to receive comprehensive care in a supportive environment.

Adults on the daycare programme for eating disorders at Schoen Clinic York attend our highly specialised hospital for a set number of full or half days each week to receive support and therapy from our specialists. This type of specialised therapy is especially beneficial for those with eating disorders who still need some ongoing, structured therapy but don't need 24-hour or inpatient care.

Our private treatment programme for adults with eating disorders is recommended when people require more intensive help to overcome the impact of disordered eating. This might be at the start of an eating disorder or later on in the journey when intensive support can be used to break bad habits that families have struggled with for some time.

What can I expect from the specialised daycare programme for adults with eating disorders?

A day service timetable would be individualised based on a bespoke package, focused on the patient's needs rather than a set timetable. 


Each patient generally utilises the day service during the working week. The service lead would meet with the patient and together explore what the package might look like, identifying how many days are required and if the following inputs are appropriate;


  • Individual therapy 

  • Individual Occupational Therapy 

  • Dietetic input (via Dietitian and/or Assistant Dietitian) – this could provide a meal plan, meal support, batch cooking, shopping support and frequency is assessed. 

  • Therapy groups – LEAP (for exercising problems), DBT (for support around managing emotions), MANTRA (eating disorder specific), CRAFT and Relapse Prevention (planning for discharge).


Day service aims to support patients with weight restoration and support them to feel able to manage without day service support.


The service would benefit patients motivated to work with us to discover a shared vision for the future.


The day service utilises the Recovery Record App which allows patients to upload their meals with commentary which our team can review as another support tool, supporting patients with accountability when they are at home.

What eating disorders do we treat in our highly specialised daycare programme for adults in York?


Our highly specialised hospital for adults offers treatment for a number of the most common eating disorders, including:

We also offer leading eating disorder treatments for other forms of disordered eating that present in a number of ways.

Who can benefit from the adult eating disorder daycare programme in York?

Those who may be diagnosed with complex or severe eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, can access our specialised private daycare programme for adults with eating disorders. Our team at Schoen Clinic York often welcomes adults on the eating disorders daycare programme as a step-down from inpatient treatment or when outpatient support is insufficient.


The service is intended for anyone who wants to go towards full bio, psychosocial, and eating disorder recovery. The daycare programme includes evidence-based group and one-on-one therapy, occupational therapy, active dietary rehabilitation, and key working.


The majority of patients who take part in the adult daycare programme seek complete weight restoration, however, some may already be at a healthy weight but have complex mental health needs. Adults in the daycare programme at Schoen Clinic York often go to therapy sessions one to five days a week (full or half-day). Depending on the particular requirements of each patient, this may vary from case to case.


Patients will participate in one-on-one sessions, group therapy sessions, and self-managed duties (including grocery shopping and meal preparation) while receiving guidance from our adult daycare specialists.


Your bespoke treatment and recovery plan at Schoen Clinic York will be personalised based on your unique needs and the level of assistance you require.


To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Flexible daycare eating disorder treatment pathways for adults at Schoen Clinic York

At Schoen Clinic York, we want to keep you connected with the joys and normalcy of daily living, free from the overshadowing impact of eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia or OSFED. With our highly specialised daycare treatment, adults can return home each evening and apply what they've learned at our hospital in their home environment.


We aim to seamlessly integrate your adult eating disorder daycare treatment experience with your everyday life, building independence and empowerment throughout your recovery journey.


Our approach is designed to adapt to your evolving needs over time. Through a gradual, step-by-step process, our adult daycare programmes are tailored to reduce the level of support as you progress towards recovery.


This specialised method ensures you remain connected to your life and loved ones, promoting sustainable, long-term recovery.

At Schoen Clinic York, we're dedicated to helping adults regain control of their lives and find lasting freedom from eating disorders.

What might a typical adult eating disorder daycare treatment programme look like?

At Schoen Clinic York, we tailor programmes to suit your unique needs and journey towards recovery so no two programmes are exactly the same.


Here's an overview of what an adult daycare eating disorder treatment programme might look like as an example:

  • Initial 6-week programme: Adult patients begin on a comprehensive 6-week programme designed to establish familiarity with our specialised hospital, build essential relationships with the team, and lay the groundwork for a successful recovery journey.

  • Progress review and program extension: As the initial 6-week programme draws to a close, we conduct a thorough review of your progress and treatment experience. Based on your needs and progress, we extend your programme duration, typically ranging between 12 to 18 weeks.

  • In-person attendance: Adult eating disorder patients attending are welcomed to join us for 3 to 5 full days per week, immersing themselves in a supportive environment conducive to recovery.

  • Ongoing progress reviews: Regular review meetings are held to assess your progress, collaborate on necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, and plan for your eventual discharge. These meetings ensure that your programme evolves in line with your evolving needs and goals.


At Schoen Clinic York, we're committed to crafting individualised adult programmes that support and empower you on your journey towards lasting recovery.

Our dedicated hospital for adults with eating disorders is designed with recovery in mind

While adult daycare programmes may not be appropriate for everyone with an eating disorder, they can be an effective and valuable form of treatment for many individuals.


Ultimately, the key to success with adult daycare treatment lies in finding the right programme that meets each individual's unique needs and goals.


Our caring team at Schoen Clinic York can walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, send an enquiry below.

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

Inclusion criteria

  • Male/Female/Transgender

  • Age range: 18+


Experiencing one of the following conditions:


If the diagnosis is unclear or not specified, an assessment with a Consultant Psychiatrist should be considered.

What therapies and treatments will be offered at our daycare eating disorders hospital?

We provide a wide range of therapeutic approaches, such as mindfulness, art-informed therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) informed groups, and DBT-informed groups. One-on-one and group treatment will often be combined in the therapy you receive while attending our adult daycare programme.


Some of the therapies available as part of our daycare treatment programme for adults include:

We recognise that each person is unique and that a number of circumstances may lead to the development of an eating disorder. By providing you with the tools you need to overcome your eating disorder and the encouragement you require to stick with it, our goal is to aid in your recovery. At Schoen Clinic York, you will receive a tailored treatment plan that is personalised for you based on your unique needs and concerns.

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To find out more about

daycare eating disorder treatment call our team:

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

Our specialists enable people to overcome their eating disorders by identifying the underlying causes and various contributing factors which may have exacerbated their condition. This is accomplished through an integrated approach to treatment that recognises the value of family support and accounts for our patients' physical and psychological requirements.


Our multidisciplinary team of experts at Schoen Clinic York 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.

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