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Specialised daycare programme for children and young people (8-18 years) with eating disorders

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

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What is daycare treatment?

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge in Birmingham, we understand the complexities surrounding eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and OSFED, and the importance of personalised, comprehensive care.


Daycare eating disorder treatment, also known as partial hospitalisation or day treatment, offers a structured and supportive environment for individuals battling eating disorders to begin or continue on their journey towards recovery. 


This form of specialised treatment is especially helpful for people who need some amount of continuing, structured therapy but don't require round-the-clock or inpatient care for their eating disorder. It could also be used as a step-up into or step-down out of residential treatment.

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, we prioritise collaboration and communication among our team members, as well as with our patients and their families. We work closely with individuals to create personalised treatment plans tailored to their unique needs and goals. Our goal is to empower individuals to take an active role in their recovery journey and support them every step of the way.

Daycare eating disorder treatment at Schoen Clinic Newbridge in Birmingham offers hope and healing for children and teens struggling with anorexia, bulimia or OSFED. We are committed to providing compassionate care, evidence-based treatment, and ongoing support to help young people reclaim their lives and embrace a future free from the grips of their eating disorders.

If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our daycare eating disorder treatment programme and take the first step towards recovery.

What does the eating disorders daycare programme at Schoen Clinic Newbridge include?

Children and adolescents on the daycare programme at Schoen Clinic Newbridge will attend our hospital for a set number of full or half days each week to receive support for their eating disorders.


We aim to help children and teenagers recover by giving them the tools needed to combat eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, and the support to see it through. Each young person will be given a tailored daycare treatment plan at Schoen Clinic Newbridge that is based on their particular needs and concerns.

  • Tailored supportive environment - We understand that every individual is different and that a variety of unique events might trigger the development of an eating disorder. Our daycare eating disorder treatment programme provides a supportive and nurturing environment designed to address the unique needs of each individual. From the moment you step through our doors, you are met with compassion, understanding, and expertise from our multidisciplinary team of child and teen eating disorder specialists.

  • Comprehensive approach - We believe in a holistic approach to eating disorder treatment that addresses the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of recovery. Our programme integrates evidence-based therapies, nutritional counselling, medical monitoring, and psychiatric support to encourage healing and long-term recovery.

  • Structured programming - Daycare eating disorder treatment at Schoen Clinic Newbridge offers children and teens a structured daily schedule, providing a balance of therapeutic activities, group sessions, individual counselling, and meal support. This structured approach helps individuals develop coping skills, challenge harmful thoughts and behaviours, and establish healthier relationships with food and their bodies.


We offer a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) informed groups, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed groups, art-informed therapy, and mindfulness. The format of the therapy our young people receive during daycare will typically consist of a combination of one-to-one and group therapy.

What eating disorders do we treat in our highly specialised daycare programme for young people?


Our highly specialised hospital for children and young people offers treatment for a number of the most common eating disorders, including:

What can I expect from the specialised eating disorders daycare programme for children and teens?

Our specialised private daycare programme for eating disorders is available for people who may be diagnosed with complex or severe eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa. Patients on the eating disorders daycare programme are typically referred to Schoen Clinic Newbridge either as a step-down from inpatient treatment or where outpatient support is not sufficient.

This service is intended for those who desire to progress toward complete bio, psychosocial, and eating disorder recovery. The daycare programme includes occupational therapy, active nutritional rehabilitation, key working, and evidence-based group and individual treatment.


Patients who participate in the daycare programme typically aim for complete weight restoration or may already be at a healthy weight but have complicated mental health requirements. Individuals in the daycare programme usually attend treatment sessions for anything up to five days a week (full or half-day).


This is subject to change on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual needs of each patient.

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 daycare specialists.

Flexible daycare eating disorder treatment pathways at Schoen Clinic Newbridge

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, we aim to reconnect you with the joys and normalcy of daily living, free from the overshadowing impact of an eating disorder. With daycare treatment, children and teens can return home each evening and apply what they've learned in their home environment.


Our goal is to seamlessly integrate your 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 programmes are tailored to reduce the level of support as you progress in your recovery.


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

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, we're dedicated to helping children, teens and young people regain control of their lives and find lasting freedom from the grip of eating disorders.

What might a typical daycare treatment programme look like?

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


Here's an overview of what a daycare eating disorder treatment programme for children and teens could look like:

  • Initial 6-week programme: Young people begin on a comprehensive 6-week programme designed to establish familiarity with our specialised hospital, build essential relationships, 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: 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 program evolves in line with your evolving needs and goals.


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

Our dedicated hospital for children and teens with eating disorders is designed with recovery in mind

Schoen Clinic Newbridge has a homely feel offering 3 lounge areas, multiple therapy rooms for family, group or one-to-one sessions, several dining areas for supported and unsupported mealtimes, cooking facilities, a fully equipped occupational therapy kitchen, a large private garden and outdoor summer house and James Brindley school on-site where young people achieve very good grades whilst undergoing treatment.


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: 8-18


Experiencing one of the following conditions:


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

Inpatient eating disorder treatment assessments in Birmingham

Schoen Clinic Newbridge provides tailored, individualised care packages designed specifically for daycare treatment, ensuring that each individual receives the support they need for the best possible clinical outcome.

Our anorexia, bulimia and OSFED children's daycare treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment conducted by a Schoen Clinic Newbridge eating disorders specialist. If necessary, an assessment with a Consultant Psychiatrist can also be arranged to provide additional clarity or medical oversight.

Before commencing treatment, all daycare patients undergo a thorough assessment process at our specialist eating disorder hospital in Birmingham, including a comprehensive risk assessment, formulation, and development of a treatment plan. Clear goals and expectations regarding weight management are established in collaboration with the patient.

During the assessment, we take into account any previous treatment history and current support networks. If the child or young person is already receiving support from a community eating disorders service, our specialists will coordinate with them to ensure seamless continuity of care. In such cases, the initial care plan outlines the distribution of medical responsibility among the GP, community psychiatrist, or Schoen Clinic psychiatrist.

The treatment plan is developed in consultation with the Clinical Manager/Pathway Lead and the daycare treatment team, ensuring a collaborative approach to care. An in-depth assessment form, along with a comprehensive risk assessment and agreement to the treatment plan, is completed before the commencement of treatment.


At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, our priority is to provide personalised, compassionate care that addresses the unique needs of each young person in our daycare treatment program.

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

Our award-winning team of eating disorder specialists at Schoen Clinic Newbridge work as a multidisciplinary team to provide holistic treatment for a variety of eating disorders.


They also work closely with GPs and community CAMHS teams to ensure patients receive the highest level of care throughout treatment.

Supportive additional interventions


Available if a CAMHS team is also involved.
CAMHS team holds medical responsibility.

  • Liaison with CAMHS care coordinator

  • Dietetic consultation for individual/family or the CAMHS team

  • Therapy plus dietetics

  • Programme for parents

  • Practical Body Image


Therapy +/- dietetics

  • GP holds medical responsibility

  • Psychiatric consultation is available for any patients who are seeing the therapy team

Schoen Clinic Newbridge inpatient package

Schoen Clinic Newbridge holds medical responsibility.


Patients for whom Schoen Clinic Newbridge has medical responsibility will have a MEED physical risk assessment carried out by a Consultant Psychiatrist at assessment.

  • Specialist nursing interventions and physical health monitoring

  • Medication reviews should be carried out by the Consultant Psychiatrist

Individual & family therapy

  • FT-AN/CBT-E/AFP for adolescents

  • MANTRA for adults


  • Assessment and ongoing consultation

Additional element to support above package:

  • Programme for Parents/PBI can be offered if recommended by therapist.

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daycare eating disorder treatment call our team:

Recovery from eating disorders is possible and our caring team of eating disorder specialists in Birmingham are here to help

In addition to therapy, nutritional counselling is a critical part of inpatient treatment. Dietitians work closely with patients to create meal plans that meet their nutritional needs while addressing the challenges associated with their eating disorders.


Nutritional counselling can help patients develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.

  • CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to change negative thoughts and behaviours associated with the eating disorder. It involves identifying negative thoughts and beliefs and replacing them with positive ones. CBT can help patients develop healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress and other triggers that may contribute to their eating disorder.

  • FBT is a family-based approach that involves working collaboratively with the patient's family to address the underlying issues contributing to the eating disorder. The emphasis is on empowering parents to provide support and structure for their child to help them recover from their eating disorder.

  • DBT is a comprehensive treatment approach that combines individual therapy, group therapy, and skills training to help patients manage their emotions and develop coping strategies. DBT can help patients regulate their emotions, reduce impulsivity, and improve their interpersonal relationships.


Another essential component of inpatient treatment is aftercare planning. After discharge, patients may continue treatment on a dyacare basis if suitable, and regular follow-up appointments are vital to ensure that patients maintain progress in their recovery.

Inpatient treatment focuses on medical stabilisation, psychological therapy, nutritional counselling, and aftercare planning.


The goal is to help patients achieve a full recovery and live a healthy, fulfilling life.

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