We are a specialist eating disorder centre, offering intensive online and in person day treatment.
Our approach enables meaningful treatment, positive outcomes and sustainable recovery.
The meaning behind “Orri”
The word “orri” originated in the Easter Pyrenees and refers to an enclosure traditionally used to shelter sheep and shepherds from the elements.
An orri has an opening that allows those in need of shelter to travel in and out as they wish, taking protection when needed and travelling onwards when they are ready.
At Orri, we welcome clients who wish to take shelter during times of challenge. Our door is open so that travellers on their eating disorder recovery journey can visit when in need, and leave to continue onwards when they are ready.
We are an impact-led organisation
Social impact companies exist to make tangible change in the community. This means that we prioritise work that consciously, systematically and sustainably serves the community or solves a community need.
Creating impactful change for eating disorders
The prevalence of people with serious eating disorders that require specialist treatment is increasing in the UK and beyond.
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.
One fifth (19%) of women and one in eight men (13%) screened positive for a possible eating disorder in England.
What we know
Between 1.5 million and 2.4 million people suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder in the UK.
Young LGBT+ people are three times more likely to have previously had an eating disorder or still be suffering from one
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 multiple university wellbeing teams and GPs in eating disorders, highlighting their risk and sharing practical and helpful tips for having difficult conversations and engaging people who may be very ambivalent or 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 charity partner
We have been partnered with the UK’s eating disorder charity, Beat, since day one. The organisation 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."
Andrew Radford, Beat CEO