What is day care?

Day care involves a full specialist multidisciplinary team approach working on psychological, nutritional and physical aspects of an eating disorder to facilitate recovery. It provides increased support compared to traditional outpatient treatment. Unlike inpatient treatment, you are able to return to the comfort of your own home and practice the techniques and skills taught at day care in your own setting.

Starting with us at ABBI

We provide a modern, bright, spacious environment where our specialist team will support you on an individual and group basis.
Once you been accepted onto the day care programme, a member of the team will contact you and send a welcome pack, outlining all relevant information for your first session.

Why day care?

Evidence suggests equivalent outcomes are achieved through day care compared with inpatient treatment along with improved client and family acceptability.

Data also suggests treatment outcomes are more sustainable.



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We accept referrals from the NHS, all major insurance companies and individuals who self-fund their treatment.


Parents & carers

Are you worried about someone with an eating disorder, or concerned that a loved one might need help? We have collated a selection of helpful information about eating disorders.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, eating disorders are relatively common, affecting individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Over the past 30 years, the prevalence of eating disorders has increased and it is estimated that there are approximately 1.25 million people living with an eating disorder in the UK. Around 25% of those are male.

Causes of eating disorders are multifactorial, including genetic predisposition (family history of eating disorder or other mental health condition), psychological factors (depression, anxiety, fear of being overweight, being a perfectionist), societal pressures (social media, having a job or hobby where size matters), and individual experiences (abuse, bullying, personal criticism about diet/eating, family tension).

People may develop eating disorders due to a combination of genetic, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental factors.

Eating disorders are mental health conditions characterised by abnormal eating patterns, thoughts, and behaviours that often have serious physical and emotional consequences. This can include eating excessively or not eating enough. It can lead to preoccupation with food and dietary patterns. They can also include other compensatory behaviours such as self-induced vomiting or misuse/overuse of medication. They can have a serious impact on all aspects of an individual’s life.