Intensive Day Treatment

A recovery community

What is day treatment?

Day treatment is an innovative and intensive approach to eating disorder recovery.

This programme provides comprehensive support for people who need more than weekly support from a therapist or dietitian.

Rather, someone may want somewhere to go where they can talk through their experiences and come to understand themselves better. They may want to meet people who are on the same path, have specialists help them while they’re eating, and receive support for difficult decisions and challenges that they face.

Attending treatment during weekdays, clients are invited to explore all aspects of themselves and their eating disorder through a variety of different approaches that aid both the psychological as well as physical aspects of recovery.

This approach works to heal the whole person by exploring the underlying causes of the eating disorder, taking a personalised and stepped approach with programmes evolving over time.

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Our day treatment programmes

Our two day treatment programmes offer recovery on your terms.

Online Programme

A virtual, face-to-face programme, wherever you are.

Clients join a minimum of 3 morning, afternoon, or full day sessions per week.

In Person Programme

A safe space for recovery in central London.

Clients attend a minimum of 3 full-day sessions per week from our specialist clinic in Marylebone.

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Keeping you connected to your
everyday life.

We want you to regain the joys and pleasures of everyday life without the overbearing presence of an eating disorder.

By returning home or logging off in the evenings and weekends, you’ll transition your experience in treatment back into your everyday life at home, helping nurture autonomy in recovery.

Our approach ensures that treatment evolves with you over time, meaning that programmes follow a stepped approach that gradually reduce the amount and type of support that you need in line with your progress in recovery.

This specialist approach keeps you connected to your life and loved ones, whilst ensuring long-term, sustainable recovery.

What your programme could look like.

Clients are invited to join an initial 6-week programme that creates space to settle in at Orri, build key relationships, and lay the foundations for a recovery journey.

Nearing the end of the first 6-weeks, we come together to review your experience and progress so far in treatment  and extend their programme as needed. Clients typically stay between 12-18 weeks.

Online clients join a minimum of 3 half-day sessions, up to 5 full-day sessions, per week.

In Person clients attend 3 to 5 full days per week.

We host regular review meetings to discuss your progress, make collaborative changes based upon your evolving needs, or to plan your discharge.

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No matter where
you’re at in your journey.

Wherever you find yourself today, we want to meet you there.

No one understands their eating disorder better than themselves. That’s why before anything we take the time to get to know each other and understand your story.

This way, we ensure that when you’re ready to take that next step, you feel safe and confident.

We believe in recovery for all.

Orri is in the top 1% of all UK mental health organisations.

Your journey with Orri.

Recover in person, online, or with a blend of both.

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No matter your location, our online treatment is face-to-face recovery community at the click of a button.

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In Person.

A safe space in central London for you to recover from your eating disorder. No matter where you are in your journey, we’re here to walk alongside you.

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Our Blend Programme is a unique programme for eating disorder recovery, combining both our in person and online treatment programmes.

“I’m so grateful for the support, skill and dedication of the staff who truly design a unique programme for each person.”

Alumni Client

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Outstanding care is what we do, kindness makes us Orri

You don’t have to do this journey alone.

We are a team of experts who draw upon years of experience and innovative research to make recovery possible for all.

But what we really want you to know about us is that we care.

At Orri, you will find hope, compassion and empathy – a community that will never give up on you.

What does recovery look like at Orri?

Group therapy.

Eating disorders thrive in isolation, so Orri is founded on the concept of community. Group therapy provides a space of shelter where a collective comes together to ‘bear witness’ to one another.

Groups are facilitated by experienced psychotherapists, dietitians, and mental health nurses, and established within boundaries of confidentiality and respect, allowing clients to work towards connecting to their vulnerability.

In time, group therapy provides a mutual space of shared understanding. Whilst many may feel understandably apprehensive at first, the group therapy process offers an invaluable experience where clients draw strength from others and also see others draw strength from them.

“From our first meeting I knew my child would be in the safest hands. I will be forever grateful.”

Alumni Client

Dietetics and meal support.

We do dietetics a little differently at Orri. We do not talk about calories, nor do we lay down rules.

People with eating disorders can already have a lot of rules. Instead, we strike the balance between providing nutritious food that feels safe, whilst allowing clients to gently challenge behaviours that are holding them back.

Our emphasis is on establishing meaningful structure
around food, as opposed to limiting rules, within a social setting that helps clients to retrace their steps back to a safe and intuitive eating pattern.

Occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy looks holistically at an individual, their environment and daily occupations to evaluate their level of functioning and quality of life.

Our team of Occupational Therapists work alongside clients to facilitate therapeutic interventions that bring both a sense of autonomy and support to the areas of their lives where they may need extra guidance and/or skill-building.

Somatic and body-based therapies.

We offer a unique range of body-based therapies that help unify the mind and body, using a combination of yoga, mindfulness and meditation to help people connect their bodies with their feelings.

Working somatically encourages clients to experience emotional and physical sensations and learn to navigate them by regulating their nervous system with a combination of awareness, mindfulness and self-care.

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Every client’s programme is managed by a multi-disciplinary team which includes world-class psychiatrists supported by a team of specialist nurses.

Prof. Paul Robinson (pictured), Orri’s Director of Research and Development, is a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist and best known for his promotion of intensive community treatment to minimise the need for hospital care.

Dr Sara Morando is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry. She has worked for 16 years across various inpatient and daycare settings, with community mental health teams, specialist eating disorder services, personality disorders services and psychotherapy services.

Dr Louisa Beckford is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a wide range of experience in specialist mental health services including addictions, neuropsychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

What is a stepped approach to treatment?

No one person is the same, therefore recovery will look and feel different person to person.

Our stepped approach ensures each person’s programme evolves with them over time, adapting to their needs, and gradually scaling down in line with their recovery.

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