We treat all kinds of eating disorders. These disorders are a complex mix of physical and psychological issues - and to be most effective, treatment needs to take both aspects into account. Our aim is to provide a secure, healing environment, where we can address people's medical and nutritional needs, and help them find better coping strategies.
We treat eating disorders following NICE national guidelines. This can be in an inpatient setting at Ealing or through outpatient appointments at Harrow, Godden Green, Harrogate or Ealing. Inpatients at the Ealing Eating Disorder Unit also have the option to 'step down' to our rehabilitation service at Cygnet Lodge Westlands.
We can treat individuals with a diagnosis of any of the following:
Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides specialist inpatient services for the most severely ill patients. We also offer a unique model to treat complex disorders which combine eating disorder and personality disorder. The correlation between these occurring together is high but they must be treated together rather than independently of each other.
Referrers can expect regular reports on their service users throughout the period of admission together with a detailed discharge summary. Pre-discharge meetings are arranged to liaise with local community professionals to help plan aftercare.
We can assess and treat individuals quickly, and provide a bed within 24 hours, if necessary. Treatment can be short or long term, and depends on the symptoms, issues and severity of the disorder.
We find a combination of the following often works best:
Using a tailored approach, we aim to break the cycle of illness and treatment - and help people regain balance in their lives.
You’ve helped me challenge my thinking, recognise my thought process and you’ve helped me realise how there is a difference between food and emotions and how you shouldn’t use one to blot out the other.