Men with eating disorders

Where you can feel understood, when you feel nothing at all?


Our aim is to help people feel better and recover faster.

What makes us different

We understand that every person is unique and every patient is different.

As a healthcare provider with a difference, we truly understand just how unique each patient is and have made it our purpose to provide the best individualised specialist care for every patient we see.

Together as a team, we are committed and passionate about your health and wellbeing, supporting you every step of the way, from the beginning of your treatment, to your rehabilitation, recovery and beyond.

At Schoen Clinic, we understand how complex eating disorder conditions are and how unique each individual’s recovery is. That is why we design our eating disorder treatment programmes to meet individual needs and tailor our therapy to achieve the best possible outcomes for each patient.

We have three dedicated centres for eating disorders, including inpatient and outpatient units for NHS referrals based in Birmingham (Newbridge, a national centre for eating disorders) and York, plus a private day centre in Chelsea, London. Offering a variety of bespoke programmes for children, young people and adults.

Welcome to Schoen Clinic, giving you access to world-class experts and care when you need it most.

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What is an eating disorder?

What is an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are complex – there is more than one cause and is often a combination of psychological, social, environmental and biological factors.

We don‘t really know what triggers the development of an eating disorder but it can be from a negative life experience, i.e. conflicts and stressors. The eating disorder then becomes the focus and acts to reduce the overwhelming feelings of anxiety and stress in the short-term. Focusing on food and eating can be a way of disguising – even from themselves – painful feelings, which the person may be finding hard to express, face or resolve.

Three main facts about eating disorders

  1. Eating disorders can cause serious harm and may be fatal.
  2. Eating disorders are treatable.
  3. Eating disorders most commonly affect teens and young adults between the ages of 14 to 25 years old.

Signs & symptoms:

  • Low confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive focus on body weight
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Preoccupation with food and eating
  • Fear of gaining weight or pursuit of thinness
  • Distorted perception of body shape or weight
  • Inability to eat intuitively or reluctance to respond to hunger cues
  • Other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder

The S.C.O.F.F. questionnaire

Are you afraid you might be suffering from an eating disorder? Answer the S.C.O.F.F. questionnaire now!

The following questions have been developed to help you explore the possibility of whether you might be experiencing an eating disorder.

  • Do you ever make yourself Sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
  • Do you worry you have lost Control over how much you eat?
  • Have you recently lost more than One stone in a three-month period?
  • Do you believe yourself to be Fat when others say you are too thin?
  • Would you say that Food dominates your life?

The tool is not intended for making a diagnosis, but if you score 2 or more positive answers, act now and access our specialists for help.


Early intervention makes the difference

Recovery from an eating disorder is dependent on each person's individual circumstances. Early intervention equals better outcomes. If you are finding that you are feeling more isolated, becoming increasingly self-critical and your confidence is deteriorating as a result of your fixed views about your weight, these are warning signs you need to access help. 

Developing an eating disorder also impacts on your relationships with others, especially those close to you. Do you find yourself in conflict with others about your weight and food? Is someone or several someone's making you feel low in mood about your weight? Take action, come and talk to our specialists who will support you.


We can give you the tools to recovery

Having an eating disorder can cause significant harm to a person. Getting the right treatment as soon as possible is vital.

At Schoen Clinic we understand and know how to support you on your journey towards recovery. Our experts will work with you every step of the way and help you understand the unique triggers of your eating disorder and how best to treat and manage this with you.

Our treatments for children, young people and adults
Day programmes

Your progression is personal

Our main emphasis is on our specialised day programme. Our specialists have developed an innovative stepped care model enabling you to work through the programmes at your own pace. Our treament begins with the full day programme initially, often including a combination of one-to-one treatment, group therapy and family support. As you progress in your recovery and begin to return to everyday life, your treament adjusts for you to work through part-time or flexible programmes.

Learn more about our specialised day programmes at Schoen Clinic Chelsea
Eating disorders: Boys and men are also affected

Eating disorders: Boys and men are also affected

Eating disorders are most common amongst girls and young women. However, you may not be aware boys and men can also be affected. This is especially true for professions that promote being thin and weight loss, such as ballet and modelling as well as aesthetically oriented sports, where an emphasis is placed on maintaining a lean body for enhanced performance.

Although diagnosed much less frequently in men, the symptoms and the development of the condition are very similar to those in women. Although diagnosed less frequently, we encourage boys and men to take the step to recovery with us and regain their good health and wellbeing.

At Schoen Clinic, we offer tailored treatment programmes for boys and men to support you in your rehabilitation, recovery and beyond.

Our team of specialists are here for you



Three locations – one goal: help you feel better and recover faster

For more than 30 years we have built upon the group’s extensive experience in mental health illnesses such as eating disorders, both in Germany and in the UK. With three locations in the UK, you will find support in our specialist mental health clinics. Our clinics are located across the country – central London, Midlands and North England.

No matter which location you choose, at Schoen Clinic you are always in the best hands.

Schoen Clinic Chelsea

  • Highly specialised private day programme
  • Specialist day, part-time and flexible programmes
  • Brief intervention outpatient
  • Family group programme
  • For private and self-paying patients

Schoen Clinic Newbridge

  • CQC outstanding – National centre for children and young people with eating disorders
  • Inpatient and outpatient personalised programmes
  • Individual therapeutic programme
  • Psychological Therapies / Dietetics / Nursing Care
  • Family group programme
  • Group programme
  • For NHS and private patients

Schoen Clinic York

  • Adult inpatient facility
  • Group programme
  • Individual therapeutic programme
  • For NHS patients


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