Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Eating Disorder Service - Dorset Healthcare NHS

Eating Disorder Service - Dorset Healthcare NHS logo

This service is designed to help individuals, and their families/carers, overcome a range of different eating disorders, including Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. We treat people of all ages from across Dorset (including Bournemouth and Poole).

If you are struggling with an eating-related problem which is affecting your health, you can access this service by contacting your GP. We provide a number of evidence-based treatments, tailored to the needs of the individual. These include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family therapy, motivational interviewing and interpersonal therapy, as well as body image and self-esteem therapies.

Treatment takes place mainly on an outpatient basis, though some people may require day and/or inpatient treatment depending on their needs. Treatment is provided on a 1-1 basis, in groups and with families - again, linked to the requirements of the individual. Our experienced team includes specialist nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, dietitians family therapists and psychologist.

The Young Peoples services looks after 0 to 17 year olds ( phone 0300 0191771) and the Adults service is for people aged 18+ (phone 01202 492147).

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Venue/Contact Details
St Ann's Hospital
69 Haven Road
BH13 7LN
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Eligibility criteria:
Our The Young Peoples services looks after 0 to 17 year olds (tel: 01202 492415) and the Adults service is for people aged 18+ (01202 492147).
Booking Information:
Contact via the telephone number
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Eating and Drinking
Special dietary provision
SEND Local Offer SEND

Contact us on 01202 492415 or at if you require information on how we support children and young people with SEN and disabilities.