National Eating Disorders Recovery Centre

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The Eating Disorders Recovery Day Programme

Who is this programme for?

The Eating Disorders Recovery Day Programme is a Therapeutic programme for people working towards recovery from a diagnosed Eating Disorder. This may include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED).

The Recovery Day Programme is suited to clients who are recovery-focused. Our Recovery Day Programme is designed for people who are able to manage more independently however still require ongoing structure and support. This programme is also designed for people who have completed our Residential Programme and can avail of the continuity of care from our services.

The aim of the programme is help clients move towards a healthier relationship with food and eating and build a life outside of the Eating Disorder.

How will it help me?

NEDRC’s Recovery Day Programme is facilitated by a dedicated team of experienced Clinicians, including Psychotherapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Dietitians and a Social Worker. A range of Therapeutic groups are offered across the programme including:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy groups designed to help clients build insight into their unhelpful Eating Disorder patterns and target their Eating Disorder behaviours

Skills-based groups, e.g., DBT– including emotion regulation, distress tolerance and recovery planning, that teach clients a range of skills to manage triggers, emotions and Eating Disorder behaviours

Nutrition groups that provide education, support and answer questions relating to food and eating whilst assisting clients to normalise their eating patterns

Discussion and support groups to help clients build connection, improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships and develop their identity outside of the Eating Disorder

Body image discussions that allow clients a safe space to discuss their experience of body image and work on challenging unhelpful beliefs and behaviours that contribute to negative body image

Goal-setting groups that guide clients to live more in line with their values by offering support to set specific, meaningful goals and accountability to follow through with achieving these goals

– Support is provided prior to meal times as well as during and after meals.

When does it run?

NEDRC’s Recovery Day Programme provides groups 5 days per week Monday – Friday.

Each day is different and is an open programme, which means that clients can join any time throughout the year. The duration of treatment is decided collaboratively with the client and our day programme staff. However, generally clients will complete the 12-week programme.

Following a GP or Medical Doctor referral to NEDRC, admission to our Day Programme takes place post a comprehensive assessment.

Our Day Programme Consultant Psychiatrist reviews our clients and we can provide bloods, vital signs, weight/ BMI checks as required.

Please see our Therapy Programme for information on specific therapies we offer at NEDRC.

For more information, please contact Day Programme on 01 564 4450 or

“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/ way of 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