Inpatient Service

Unfortunately some clients are unable to maintain a healthy body weight or work towards weight restoration or recovery in the community setting.  On these occasions many clients experience serious and life threatening physical health problems that can only be safely and effectively addressed in an inpatient facility which is where Rharian Fields can offer help and support.

Rharian Fields Inpatient Service provides a safe and tranquil space where individuals can learn to gain control over their difficulties with the support of highly skilled professionals committed to aiding recovery.

The environment we have created means clients can engage in a structured daily timetable that include activities, therapies, treatments and a healthy routine that promotes recovery.

The service is for those aged from 17 and a half years and above. Inpatient admission is the preferred option when there is a high risk to the individual should they remain at home.

What does the service offer?

The Rharian Fields treatment for Eating Disorders 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. Psychological treatments will focus on eating behaviour and attitudes to weight and shape and on wider psychosocial issues.

All clients will have an identified, named worker/ therapist who will oversee their care throughout their time at the clinic and will meet with them on a 1:1 basis at least three times a week.

Everyone is assessed by the Consultant Psychiatrist qualified in Management of Eating Disorders on initial assessment and throughout their whole treatment to ensure that their medical and psychiatric needs are met. Additionally, all clients will be reviewed by the Dietician on admission and throughout their time at the clinic to ensure that their nutritional needs are met.

Approximate treatment length will be discussed prior to admission with both the referrer and the client and will be dependent upon physical risks and weight gain required to reduce these risks.

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 clinet 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.

Please click here to learn about the Rharian Fields unit and facilities.

The service that has been offered to me has been a life saver, and I mean that literally.

Who does the service support?

  • 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
  • Physical complications associated with rapid weight loss
  • Formal and informal admissions, although we would always look to the least restrictive option and work collaboratively with our service users
  • Support from the individuals local CMHT care co-coordinator and consultant psychiatrist
  • BMI Recent self-harm episode
    Electrolyte/ECG abnormality
    Falling weight (1kg per week)

The exclusion criteria includes:

  • Moderate or severe learning disability
  • Active illicit substance use
  • Severe and florid psychosis

How do I access this service?

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

Tel:(01472) 302482


Click here for more information about the referral process.

Rharian Fields accepts private referrals from the general public.

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

Privately funded treatment at Rharian Fields

Getting the right help and support at the right time is extremely important and can be the first step to recovery. This is why Rharian Fields accepts both NHS and privately funded clients for eating disorder treatment.

For an informal discussion about private referrals to the unit, please contact us directly.