Our Child Eating Disorder Clinic

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Midland Health's paediatric eating disorder clinic is here to provide specialist support and bespoke treatment plans to help end your child’s suffering. From a safe and confidential environment, our qualified psychologists will carry out a thorough assessment, screening your child against a range of disorders to help give you a diagnosis. Once diagnosed, we will be with you every step of the way with a multidisciplinary approach to help address all the factors that may be manifesting in your child’s disorder.

We know only too well how difficult it can be for families who have concerns about their child’s eating tendencies. That is why our team is here to offer support and advice to the wider family too. 


Our service for pediatric eating disorders is available for children aged 12 and above with a BMI of 15 or higher. Each child will undergo an assessment to determine their suitability for our program. If they are deemed unsuitable, this will be communicated after the initial appointment.

For younger children, eligibility will be considered individually. Please reach out to our team via email with your inquiry, and we will consult with one of our specialised dieticians to provide guidance.

What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions characterised by disturbed eating habits, negative body image, and an obsession with weight and food. These disorders often have physical, emotional, and psychological components and can lead to severe health complications if left untreated. There are several types of eating disorders, with some of the most common ones including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa: Individuals with anorexia have an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image. They often restrict their food intake, leading to severe malnutrition and extreme thinness.
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia involves episodes of binge eating, where large amounts of food are consumed in a short period, followed by behaviours like self-induced vomiting, laxative use, or excessive exercise to compensate for caloric intake.
  • Binge-Eating Disorder: People with binge-eating disorder frequently consume large amounts of food in a short time but do not engage in purging behaviours. This can lead to obesity and related health issues.
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): ARFID is characterised by an extremely selective or limited food intake. It's not necessarily driven by concerns about weight or body image but can still lead to nutritional deficiencies.
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED): OSFED encompasses eating disorders that do not meet the strict diagnostic criteria for anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder. It includes a range of disordered eating patterns and behaviours.

Eating disorders can have severe physical consequences, such as heart problems, electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal issues, and more. The emotional and psychological impact includes depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and a preoccupation with food and body image.

Are You Worried About Your Child?


If you are concerned about a child's eating habits, it's important to take those concerns seriously and consider the following steps to address the issue:

  • Observe and record their eating behaviours and any unusual comments about food or body image.
  • Communicate your concerns with care and empathy.
  • Educate yourself about eating disorders.
  • Foster a supportive, open environment for the child to share their feelings.
  • Avoid negative comments about their appearance.
  • Model healthy eating habits.
  • Consider involving a therapist if recommended by a healthcare professional.
  • Family therapy may be necessary in some cases.
  • Stay informed about the child's progress in treatment. Early intervention and your support are crucial for their recovery.

The most important thing you can do is to consult a healthcare professional experienced in eating disorders. Arrange an appointment with our professionals today. 

How We Can Help

Our paediatric eating disorder services provide a comprehensive and individualised approach to the treatment and support of children and adolescents facing eating disorders. Treatment often involves a combination of medical, nutritional, and psychological interventions.

Our service overview encompasses the following key components:

  • Individualised Psychological Treatment: We offer specialised psychological treatment tailored to each child's unique needs and circumstances. Our approach is aligned with best practices in the field of paediatric eating disorder treatment, ensuring that therapy is effective and targeted.
  • High-Quality, Proactive Services: Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality care that is proactive and responsive to the evolving needs of our young patients. We are committed to delivering compassionate, timely, and evidence-based care.
  • Training, Education, and Support for Families and Carers: We recognise that eating disorders affect not only the individual but also their families and caregivers. We provide comprehensive training, education, and ongoing support to help families and carers understand and navigate the challenges of eating disorders, fostering a collaborative approach to recovery.
  • Evidence-Based Family Therapy Programs: Our services incorporate evidence-based family therapy programs that have been proven to be effective in the treatment of paediatric eating disorders. These programs emphasise the importance of involving the family in the healing process.
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT can be highly effective in helping children suffering from eating disorders by addressing the underlying thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to their condition. Through CBT, children can learn to identify and challenge negative thoughts about their bodies and self-worth, while also developing healthier coping strategies to manage emotional triggers. By promoting self-awareness and teaching adaptive responses, CBT empowers children to regain control over their eating habits and foster a more positive relationship with food and their bodies.
  • Specialised Management of Physical Health Issues: We adhere to national Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa (MARSIPAN) guidelines to ensure the specialised management of physical health issues. This approach prioritises the well-being and safety of our patients and is supported by the latest medical knowledge and best practices.

Our child eating disorder clinic is designed to provide a holistic and evidence-based approach to the treatment and support of children and adolescents facing these challenging conditions. We focus on individualised care, family involvement, and adherence to national guidelines to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Paediatric Conditions We Can Support

We can provide diagnoses and treatment plans for a variety of paediatric eating disorders, including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Pica
  • Rumination Disorder
  • Selective Eating Disorder (SED)

It's important to consult with a healthcare professional or for a comprehensive evaluation if you have concerns about your child.

Prices 

Paediatric Dietitian Consultation

£185

(45min)

Follow Up

£100

(Paediatric Dietitian Consultation Follow up - 30 min)

Who We Can Help

If you have concerns about your child’s weight or eating habits, our healthcare professionals are here to help. Whether your child has been previously diagnosed or you are looking to get ahead of a potential problem, we can help you and your child understand the signs and symptoms, and, more importantly, why they are presenting themselves. If you have worries, do not hesitate to contact our team.

Our Approach

At our child eating disorder clinic, we are committed to providing comprehensive care that addresses the physical, psychological, and social needs of young individuals with eating disorders. Our approach focuses on empowering these individuals to develop the necessary skills and motivation to manage their eating habits, thoughts, and behaviours. This holistic approach aims to facilitate their progress towards their recovery.

Early Phase of Admission:

In the initial stages of admission, it may be necessary to limit physical activity. Close and vigilant monitoring of a young person's physical health is a priority, and this may involve daily blood tests and electrocardiograms (ECGs) as prescribed by national guidelines. Our primary concern during this phase is to ensure the physical stability and well-being of the individual.

Progressive Rehabilitation:

As a young person's physical condition stabilises, we gradually increase activity levels, and we set the expectation that they actively work towards achieving a healthier weight. This transition marks a significant step towards their journey to recovery and an improved quality of life.

Our healthcare professionals aim to support your child in their recovery, and to help do so we understand and respect the importance of a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment. 

Make a Referral 

We take appointments by concerned parents without GP referrals. If you are worried about your child’s eating habits or weight, simply book an appointment today. Choose from a time slot that suits you and your child best and our specialist will see you for a consultation.

Why Choose Midland Heath?

Eating disorders have the potential to evolve into severe health concerns. Therefore, it is vital to get your child the guidance and proficiency of a seasoned team as soon as possible. We can arrange specialised appointments with eating disorder experts at your convenience. Instead of enduring lengthy waiting periods to see a specialist, you can secure an appointment within a few days.

We excel in delivering comprehensive treatments promptly to our patients. This is why our Birmingham clinic offers:

  • Exceptional patient care
  • Swift consultations with specialists
  • No waiting lists or prerequisites for GP referrals
  • Access to state-of-the-art medical facilities

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Our Child Eating Disorder Clinic in Birmingham

For those residing in Birmingham or its neighbouring regions, our outstanding clinic is conveniently located in the heart of Edgbaston, just a short distance from Birmingham City Centre. You can schedule an appointment with our specialists at our facility on Highfield Road, situated near the A456. Alternatively, if you're using public transportation, our clinic is easily accessible with just a 15-minute walk from Five Ways train station.

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