Extended day programmes.

Who are extended day programmes for?

You might feel as though you’ve tried every treatment in the world and want to explore something completely different. If this is the case, perhaps Orri can help.

We believe that there aren’t enough treatment options for people and their families recovering from eating disorders. A pervasive misunderstanding of eating disorders and their causes mean that all too often people enter into a cycle of waiting lists, hospitalisation, relapse and readmission – despite wanting to recover all along.

The UK treatment landscape was missing the ‘middle’ part of the care pathway where – instead of a restrictive hospital setting – people receive specialist day treatment that takes place alongside their everyday lives, following a collaborative approach.

You can get better without staying in hospital. We want you to regain the joys and pleasures of everyday life without the overbearing presence and restriction of an eating disorder. What’s more, we don’t want to remove you from your day-to-day lives to do this. Our programmes focus on what you are recovering to, rather than what you are recovering from.

What can I expect?

Our extended day programmes are built to support the whole person in their recovery. By identifying and treating every aspect of your life that the eating disorder is impacting, we can heal the whole person for full and sustained recovery. Our extended day programmes include:

  • Psychotherapy, Psychology and Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics, meals and specialist mealtime support
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychiatry & Nursing

Eating disorders are not about the food, rather, food is a symptom of other complex and often deep-rooted issues that are unique to the individual. Because of this, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating eating disorders. We combine a number of evidence-based approaches to address the unique needs of every individual. You can read more about these approaches here.

 

Why does this approach work for eating disorders?

By returning home during the evening and on weekends whilst engaging with our day treatment, you’ll remain connected to your everyday life.

This is important because the further you progress in recovery – and the less treatment you need – the easier the transition will be back into everyday life without support from us.

As you learn different skills at Orri, you can practice them independently away from our treatment centre and then talk through any issues with us, as and when they arise. With the same team supporting them each step of the way, there is always someone here to listen and offer guidance.

The most comprehensive programme I have ever experienced.” – Client

Want to learn more about our specialist programmes?

Talk to us, we’re here.

We know how difficult it is to recover from an eating disorder, but we know how people with eating disorders get better. Together, we can support you in finding the tools you need to recover.

If you know you have an eating disorder and want to talk to someone who won’t judge, understands eating disorders and can listen, we can help.

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