Orri’s social impact.
We are a new choice for people aged 16+ living with an eating disorder.
Our treatment enables meaningful treatment, positive outcomes and sustainable recovery.
We exist to provide Specialist Intensive Day Treatment for people with eating disorders and to collaborate with experts by experience and partners to enhance accessible and quality treatment throughout the UK, so that individuals, families and communities can thrive.
We are an impact-led business.
Through investment from social impact investment firm, IVUK, Orri is part of a portfolio of impact-led businesses.
Social impact companies exist to make tangible change in the community.
We prioritise work that consciously, systematically and sustainably serves the community or solves a community need.
Impactful change for eating disorders.
The prevalence of people with serious eating disorders that require specialist treatment is increasing in the UK and beyond.
Recently published data from an NHS 2019 survey found that a fifth of women and 13% of men could test positive for an eating disorder in England. Yet referral waiting times, underfunding, and a lack of education in eating disorders often means that people don’t receive the help that they truly need and can wait up to three years into their illness before getting support.
Our social impact initiative is focused on extending the expertise of our team beyond the Zoom calls and walls of our London clinic to improve early intervention and reach those who – for whatever reason – may not be able to access Orri or specialist eating disorder treatment.
We do this by connecting with the eating disorder community through different touchpoints and platforms, such as our bi-weekly newsletter, creating downloadable workbooks on our website, hosting frequent Instagram Lives and free webinars with our specialist team, and sharing social posts and Instagram stories that speak directly to the lived experience of an eating disorder, and all the questions and concerns that might come alongside this.
Early intervention saves lives.
We know that to improve early intervention and access to treatment, we need to improve education around eating disorders. Since we opened in 2018, we’ve met with and trained many university wellbeing teams and GPs in eating disorders, highlighting their risk and sharing practical and helpful insights into how to have difficult conversations and engage people who may be very nervous about receiving support.
We want to empower people to feel confident to ask the right questions and have conversations around eating disorders, as well as equip people with the skills and knowledge they need to support a loved one or signpost for specialist help.
Our programmes focus on what you are recovering to, rather than what you are recovering from.
Our charity partner, Beat.
We have been partnered with the national eating disorder charity, Beat, since day one. Beat recently called for intensive community treatment to be available for all people suffering with eating disorders:
“Quite simply, early intervention saves lives. Yet sufferers are routinely told they aren’t ‘ill’ enough for treatment. The current treatment landscape is letting people down – there is a huge need for the type of service that Orri is providing, which helps people with eating disorders to seek treatment earlier, and to integrate it into their everyday lives.”
Dr Paul Robinson, Director of Research and Development at Orri and a former chair of the Faculty of Eating Disorders at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, highlighted the need for more options for those suffering:
“There are not enough treatment options available for people and their families living with eating disorders, leading to a cycle of waiting lists, hospitalisation, and insufficient, inconsistent support. At the heart of Orri’s philosophy is a comprehensive treatment approach. We don’t just focus on the physical manifestation of the eating disorder, but instead seek to get to the root of the problem, exploring how it has evolved and tacking the underlying issues that are reinforcing it.”
Research and development.
Orri is taking part in key research projects to support the transition towards a more flexible and community-based approach to eating disorder recovery. We will share more information soon.
With our social impact initiative, we pledge to:
- Provide support to those most at risk of suffering, particularly those at school or studying in university
- Empower people to feel confident to ask the right questions and have conversations around eating disorders
- Streamline referral pathways to specialist treatment to avoid delay
- Equip people with the skills they need to support a loved one
- Raise awareness in the general public about eating disorders and how to get help
Learn more about our treatment.
Orri takes a flexible, stepped approach to treatment so that every person’s programme is appropriate to their individual needs and evolves with them over time.
Our goal is always to heal the whole person by addressing the underlying causes of the eating disorder.
What can you expect of our assessment process? Respect, kindness and compassion, every step of the way.
Individuals can refer themselves into our treatment with no referral needed from a GP or other healthcare provider.
Our day treatment
Our specialist day programmes are intensive treatment programmes for those at different points in their recovery journey. They take place during the day to treat all aspects of the mind and body through group and one-to-one therapy.
The programmes are flexible in duration, meaning that they are tailored to you and your individual needs.
Orri Together is an Online Specialist Day Programme delivered by renowned eating disorder professionals and tailored according to your individual needs.
The programme supports you with your eating disorder recovery when in-person treatment is not possible and helps to address your recovery goals through ongoing, consistent support and care from Orri’s specialist team.
All of our treatment services are compliant with NICE Guidelines and Royal College of Psychiatrists recommendations.
Furthermore, each one of our therapists is registered and/or accredited with one or more of the organisations below, which all comply with the individual association standards and undergo strict recruitment and supervision procedures.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Association of Family Therapy