Eating Disorder Services for Adults - Day Care Programme

Service Location

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Care Quality Commission

Contact Details

Landsdown Unit
Farnham Hospital and Centre for Health
Hale Road

Telephone Number: 01483 782018
Fax Number: 01483 782021

Contact Names

Service Manager: Charlotte Bickerstaff
AEDS Manager: Arran Higgins

Out of Hours Contact

Trust Crisis Line: 0300 456 83 42
SMS texting for people who are deaf or hard of hearing:07717 989024

Service Description

The Landsdown Unit offers a day care programme to adults who have eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa and severe forms of Bulimia Nervosa.

The programme gives intensive, 5 day-a-week treatment using a multi-disciplinary approach where nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists as well as therapists such as dieticians, occupational therapists and psychotherapists are involved in giving treatment. The length of a person's stay in the programme is agreed collaboratively with staff.

Features of the programme include:

  • Intensive specialist assessment
  • Supervised meals and snacks
  • Supervised periods after meals
  • Specialist nutritional assessment and review
  • Medical monitoring and review
  • Family or partner involvement, as appropriate
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Therapeutic groups such as relaxation, stress management, body image groups, psycho education and creative expression.

Referrals to the day care programme can only be made by a clinician working within the Eating Disorders Service in at the Trust. We do not accept self-referrals or referrals from GPs.

General referrals into the Eating Disorder service can be made directly by GPs to any of the locality teams for assessment.

Areas Covered

Elmbridge , Epsom and Ewell , Guildford , Hart , Mole Valley , Reigate and Banstead , Runnymede , Rushmoor , Spelthorne , Surrey Heath , Tandridge , Waverley , Woking