If you feel you would like to access our service you can complete our online referral form.
Eating Disorders in Students Service (EDISS) offers various types of on-campus support to students and staff in a number of East Midlands schools, colleges and universities with or without an eating disorder diagnosis.
At First Steps we employ experienced and qualified Counsellors each working against NHS and NICE standards alongside a cadre of trainee Counsellors on placements from our universities and colleges who work to offer individual sessions either as part of our core funded services or available for private paid support.
A positive approach to recovery is key, and with a progressive attitude you can silence the nagging voice and take control; but don’t expect never to fall again. You are allowed to have a blip, to stumble, to take a step backwards and grapple for a helping hand to find your feet again.
First Steps has been working with Derbyshire Eating Disorders Services (CEDS) since 2011 through the NHS Care Coordinator to keep people at risk of hospitalisation focused on their recovery.
First Steps was originally run by volunteers and so they have always played a very important role in keeping the charity open and able to support people struggling with eating difficulties and disorders.
On Saturday 16th November 2019, Cathy became the proud winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Midlands Business and Community Charity Awards ceremony at Aston Villa Football Club.
East Midlands Charity 2019
Volunteer Team of the Year