National Eating Disorders Recovery Centre

First in Eating Disorders

NEDRC’s Adolescent programme (12-18 years)

Adolescent care – Recognising that when an adolescent suffers from an Eating Disorder, the entire family is affected; our program is designed to work with the needs of the whole family. We operate on a “no blame, no shame” approach. An Eating Disorder is no one’s fault nor is it a choice.

Our Psychologists, Therapists, Dieticians, Social Worker and our Nurses, Mental Health and Pediatric Nurses work directly with parents, families, and other services as required; to provide support, education, and address concerns during the treatment process.

In addition to providing appropriate therapeutic and nutritional interventions, our program works around the school calendar to ensure each client’s academic needs can continue, as well as educating the schools if required, about the needs of students struggling with this illness.

Our primary goal is to ensure clients receive the best care we can offer, allowing them to succeed in all areas of their young lives providing individualised care, addressing the Eating Disorder symptoms as well as helping each client reduce existing academic concerns and anxieties as much as possible.

We aim to provide a programme, that when appropriate, allows clients to stay home in their own environment with families close by and be an extended part of the client’s care and treatment. Please see our Therapy Programme for information on specific Therapies we offer at NEDRC.

We will coordinate with Children’s Hospitals and services providing appropriate information/ referrals as necessary.

The cost of treatment is covered by private health insurance (VHI Healthcare and Irish Life, Garda Medical Aid). The Health Service Executive (HSE) funds clients on a case by case, please contact for advise on applying for funding.

Programming may include but is not limited to:

• Individual and Family Therapy

• Individualised Recovery Plan

• Meal and snack Support

• Advanced Nurse Practioner Candidate

• Meetings with Dietitian

• Nursing Care

• Transitional Assistance

• Recovery Challenges/ Coordinated School Services

• Adolescent Focused Groups

Family Support may include but is not limited to:

• Individual Family Therapy

• Group Parental Sessions and Education

• Communication with young person’s Nurse/ Primary Therapist

• Group parental education with Dietitians regarding meal plan structure

• Assistance with school-based interventions and communication

• Appropriate referrals as necessary

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel”

Our Ethos

We support a “no shame – no blame” approach. An Eating Disorder is neither anyone’s “fault”” or “choice””. Our aim is to empower clients to feel strong enough to release their eating disorder and realise that the eating disorder is a symptom/ coping in the world – it is not who they are.

Families are an important part of the recovery process and we encourage their participation but only with your consent. We also understand that not everyone has a relationship with their family and would not force this connection.


– What has been the value of the ED in your life?
– Consider and re-assess your opinion of the ED behaviours (e.g., restriction, binging, purging, over-exercising, over emphasis on “healthy” also known as Orthorexia).


– Re-gain your life,
– Sometimes, a little re-construction is needed and that is ok too in order to get back what the ED has stolen from you,
– Re-learn; * healthy coping mechanisms, * living again, a fulfilling life.


– Resume your life, begin what you are capable of achieving,
– Your life has been interrupted by the ED but now you are in control of your life, not the ED.


– Gather your thoughts and focus
– Re-store your thoughts, beliefs and focus before the ED took over (we understand this may be hard for some to even remember life before “ED” but that is what we are here for).

About Us

The National Eating Disorders Recovery Centre (NEDRC) supports a realistic view to health and weight. We incorporate WHO, NICE, MEED and the HSE Model of Care for Eating Disorders guidelines along with elements of Health at Every Size (HAES) principles, Intuitive Eating and Therapeutic Movement. We approach each individual with a holistic view, using the Medical (where required), Therapeutic, Psychosocial and Recovery models.

Start your recovery journey today

Give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Phone: 01 564 4450 / 087 7755996