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
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.