Online treatment at ABBI Clinic

At ABBI we are dedicated to meeting each client’s unique needs. The virtual day treatment option offers the same specialist care through our online programme which allows you to access the full support package through a flexible and accessible approach. This includes:

  • Dietetic support
  • Occupational Therapy support
  • Individual case management
  • Meal support
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Specialist nursing support
  • Specialist medical review
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Professionals

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

Professionals

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.

Learn more
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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.