Day Patient Service

The Rharian Fields Day Patient Service offers a safe, supportive environment in which clients can engage in a structured daily timetable that include activities, therapies, treatments and a healthy routine that promotes recovery. 

The Day Patient Service is for those aged from 17 and a half years and above. Clients could be a new referral or may have just had a period of Inpatient treatment but has not recovered sufficiently to enable them to be cared for in the community and may not yet be ready to make the step to Outpatient Services. Alternatively, clients may have had a period of Outpatient treatment and not made any significant improvement so care may need to be stepped up to this level.

What does the Day Patient Service offer?

The treatment is highly individualised therapy and we work with people to offer support that will be most effective for them personally. This will most likely include focussing on promoting psychological and physical recovery, reaching a healthy BMI, maintaining healthy eating through protected, supported mealtimes and treating other possible disorders such as depression, OCD, or anxiety. Our main aim is to improve quality of life.

The weekly programme is created to positively change relationships with food through activities that improve self-esteem, body image and nutritional awareness as well as to encourage engagement in hobbies that the service user is already interested in. We try to maintain an environment that sees clients supporting each other as well as building effective relationships with staff members to the best route to recovery for each individual.

Who does the service support?

There is an eligibility criteria that clients  must meet to qualify for the service. These include:

  • Clients must be 17 years and six months and above
  • Clients must meet the diagnostic criteria for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or an Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.

The exclusion criteria includes:

  • Severe and florid psychosis
  • Obesity without the presence of an eating disorder
  • Active illicit substance use
  • Moderate or severe learning disability
  • Medically safe to attend day care including the travel to and from the site
  • Has previously received outpatient treatment that has not been sufficient to support recovery and requires more intensive input from the team
  • Step-down care following inpatient treatment
  • Medically unstable
  • BMI <15

We regularly receive fantastic feedback about our services, with 98% of our clients saying they would recommend Rharian Fields to friend and family

How can I access this service?

Referrals for all Rharian Fields Services are made directly to the unit.

Tel: (01472) 808450


Click here for more information about the referral process.

To increase the accessibility of our Eating Disorder Service, we accept referrals made by any health or social care professional.