Mental health specialists The Priory Group has invested £1m in a specialist residential treatment centre for eating disorders at Wimbledon Park.
The new centre, provides a treatment programme designed to help those over the age of 18 ‘step back’ into daily life following more intensive hospital treatment.
The facility is initially for privately-funded clients but with a view to being able to accept those who are NHS-funded via Clinical Commissioning Groups in the future, where appropriate.
The centre consists of residential treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), or mixed eating disorder symptoms – with the aim of preventing relapse.
‘We are delighted to be opening Arthur House which builds on Priory’s strong record of delivering high-quality eating disorder services with a high rate of successful outcomes,’ said Trevor Torrington, CEO of Priory Group. ‘The consultant-led team of staff at Arthur House has extensive expertise.’
Steve Clarke, director of the Arthur House service said: ‘What The Priory can offer is a complete treatment programme, including hospital treatment, followed by intensive therapy once the individual is mentally well enough to understand the underlying causes of the eating disorder, usually taking 28 days.’
‘After this, Arthur House can offer a reduced therapeutic and more experiential programme preparing for everyday life by recreating challenges in a safe environment, and this is a vital missing link within current UK treatment,’ Clarke continued.