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Private short-stay inpatient options for children and young people with eating disorders (8-18 years)

Our hospital in Birmingham offers private short-term respite support for children with eating disorders.

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How can a short-term residential stay help a child with an eating disorder?

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, we understand the complexities and challenges associated with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and OSFED. Our multidisciplinary team of eating disorder specialists are dedicated to helping those in need.


One of the core components of our short-term inpatient stays is to provide early intervention towards mitigating the effects of eating disorders and hopefully preventing their escalation.


By offering private short-term inpatient stays, we create a safe, focused environment to help slow the advancement of the eating disorder as privately-funded patients can access our services at an earlier stage of the eating disorder.


Our aim is to provide a safe and supportive space where children and teens can rest and heal physically and emotionally, laying the foundation for a sustainable recovery journey.

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

About short-term stays at our private eating disorder hospital in Birmingham

With rising numbers of children and teens requiring eating disorder treatments, we believe it's essential to provide our highly specialised services, regardless of stage of development; whether it's early on following diagnosis or after prior eating disorder treatments elsewhere.


We understand the profound impact eating disorders have on individuals and their families, leading to emotional distress, isolation and frustration. Families are often faced with the overwhelming responsibility of supporting their loved ones during the recovery journey and it's during these times, that our specialists at Schoen Clinic Newbridge stand ready to provide a much-needed lifeline.


Rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Schoen Clinic Newbridge is an internationally renowned hospital for children and young people with eating disorders. In addition to being named as the 'Hospital of the Year' at the 2021 LaingBuisson Awards, we were also named as 'Best in Healthcare Outcomes' in 2023, emphasising our commitment to making a lasting impact.


We have a strong track record of patient recovery and low readmission rates and are internationally renowned for providing highly specialised eating disorder treatment for children and young people. Our private short-stay option is designed to cater to the unique needs of families seeking support and offers a comprehensive range of benefits, allowing families to regroup, refresh and return home with renewed strength to support their child's recovery.


Our private short-stay option in Birmingham is available to children and teens aged 8-18 experiencing disordered eating or an eating disorder.

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Recently expanded to 34 beds, our hospital 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

Our highly specialised private hospital for eating disorders in Birmingham, UK

We prioritise individualised care, fostering a collaborative partnership with our patients to empower them on their journey towards a healthier relationship with food and body image. Our commitment to eating disorder recovery extends beyond your stay with us – throughout treatment, we emphasise collaboration between the patient, the patient's family and the clinical team, and we provide aftercare support and resources to ensure a smooth transition back to everyday life. 


For children and teens with eating disorders requiring private short-term inpatient care, we're pleased to offer bespoke programmes designed to suit individual needs. The duration of short-stay eating disorder treatment will vary from patient to patient but could be as little as 4 weeks at a time.


Our specialists will be able to discuss your individual needs in detail and guide you through the process to ensure the private short-term stay at our specialised eating disorder hospital works for you.


Our eating disorders hospital in Birmingham is rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We were also named Hospital of the Year 2021 at the LaingBuisson Awards and we regularly receive exceptional positive feedback from patients and their families.

What are the key benefits of private short-stays for children and teens with eating disorders?

Our specialist team are dedicated to empowering families and guiding them towards a brighter, healthier future. We understand the complexities of eating disorders and the toll they can take on not only the patient but everyone around them.

With Schoen Clinic Newbridge by your side, you can rest assured that your child will receive the highest standard of care in a safe and nurturing environment.


There are several reasons why parents request private short-stays. Sometimes for respite purposes, additional support or because funding is limited but please rest assured, we will consider all requests and help wherever we can.


It is understood that we cannot 'cure' an eating disorder with a private short-stay as eating disorders are very complex mental health conditions.


However, we will offer a safe environment with healthcare professionals available around the clock to support you and your loved one. We'll do all we can to help in the time we have. Read more about the key benefits to private short-stay support below.

Expert care and specialisation

At Schoen Clinic Newbridge, we have a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of professionals who are experts in understanding and treating eating disorders.


We understand the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of eating disorders, ensuring holistic care for your child.

Individualised support

Every child is unique and our approach reflects that.


We create tailored support plans which address your child's specific needs, circumstances and challenges, providing them with the best possible chance of recovery.

Family involvement

We believe in the power of family support during the recovery process.


Our short-stay programme actively involves families, providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to better understand and support their child's journey.

Respite and rejuvenation:

Families often experience high levels of stress when caring for a child with an eating disorder.


Our short-stay programme offers a supportive environment which allows families to take a step back, recharge, regroup and gain fresh perspectives on their role in the recovery process.

Ongoing support

Our commitment to your family's wellbeing extends beyond the short-stay programme.


We can provide comprehensive aftercare resources and support to ensure a seamless transition back home, helping your child maintain their progress.


We also have a specialised daycare eating disorders programme which can complement short-term private inpatient stays.

Patient testimonial

"I came to Schoen Clinic Newbridge with no desire to get better, thinking I would never reach recovery, but I left with hope for my future and the knowledge that I can do anything I put my mind to.

The team at Newbridge saved my life, I’m now living my life to the fullest, doing things I never thought I’d be able to. The staff are unbelievable people who go above and beyond for the patients.


Thank you so much Schoen Clinic Newbridge, you have a special place in my heart. You’ve saved countless amount of people's lives and don’t get enough credit

for all you do!"

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

Assessments for private short-stays at our specialised eating disorder hospital in Birmingham

Complimentary private short-stay eating disorder assessments

Schoen Clinic Newbridge offers bespoke, individualised packages for private short-term inpatient care and this starts with a complimentary assessment with one of our eating disorder specialists.


All patients coming into our private short-stay residential eating disorder services will have a full assessment (including a risk assessment), formulation and eating disorder support plan completed prior to admission.


Goals and expectations of what can be achieved with a private short stay will be agreed and made clear in advance.

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.

Referral process for short-term inpatient support for eating disorders

We accept referrals from:

  • GPs

  • Psychiatrists

  • Psychologists

  • CAMHS professionals


Upon receipt of a referral for short-term inpatient support, our Referrals Coordinator will contact the appropriate person to the patient and the referrer to provide information on assessment and treatment options, also clarifying the funding pathway.


If the enquiry comes from the patient’s family, the family will be asked to seek a GP referral and consent for ongoing liaison with the GP during treatment.


All inpatient referrals will be clinically discussed and assessed with the Clinical Manager and Pathway Lead.

What support will be offered during private short-term eating disorder stays?

Our award-winning eating disorder specialists at Schoen Clinic Newbridge work as a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive and highly specialised support for various eating disorders.


As part of short-stay eating disorder support we offer our young people a detailed psychology assessment and formulation, short-term psychology intervention and treatment recommendations for the best chances of eating disorder recovery.


Our team works closely with families, GPs and community CAMHS teams to ensure patients receive the highest level of care throughout treatment.

Schoen Clinic Newbridge short-stay inpatient packages

  • Schoen Clinic Newbridge will hold medical responsibility.

  • Patients for whom Schoen Clinic Newbridge has medical responsibility, will have a MEED physical risk assessment carried out during initial assessment.

  • Specialist nursing interventions and physical health monitoring

  • Medication reviews should be carried out by the Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Access to a designated private bedroom wing

  • Dietetics

  • Assessment and ongoing consultation

  • Additional element to support above package:

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

Supportive additional interventions

  • Psychology assessment and formulation

  • Short-term psychology intervention

  • Treatment recommendations


Available if a CAMHS team is also involved:

  • Liaison with CAMHS care coordinator

  • Dietetic consultation for individual/family or the CAMHS team

  • Therapy plus dietetics

  • Programme for parents

  • Practical Body Image

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private short-stay eating disorder support today:

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How private short-term inpatient stays help children, teens and young people with eating disorders

With extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of the nuances of these conditions, our multidisciplinary team are trusted nationally and internationally to deliver highly specialised eating disorder treatments.


We're committed to providing comprehensive support to children and teens throughout their eating disorder recovery journey.


Our short-term inpatient stays offer a specialised and nurturing environment tailored to meet the specific needs of young individuals struggling with eating disorders.


During their stay, children and teens are placed under the expert care of our dedicated eating disorder specialists in Birmingham who possess extensive experience in paediatric eating disorder treatment. Our team understands the delicacy of this age group and employs a compassionate and age-appropriate approach to treatment.


One of the key benefits of our short-term inpatient programme is the highly specialised support it offers within a safe, structured and closely supervised environment.

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


Another essential component of short-stay eating disorder treatment for children and teens is aftercare planning.


Following discharge, patients may continue treatment and support on a daycare basis if suitable and regular follow-up appointments are vital to ensure patients maintain progress in their recovery.


Private short-stays focus on medical stabilisation, therapy assessment, nutritional counselling and aftercare planning.


The goal is to help patients at any stage of eating disorder development learn the tools to achieve full recovery and live a healthy, fulfilling life.


Short stays also provide some breathing space to families knowing their loved one is in a safe hospital environment surrounded by a team of healthcare professionals and other young people experiencing similar problems.

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