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So far Lucy Robinson has created 31 blog entries.

Think Before You Scroll

Think Before You Scroll Social media can be a very scary place for some of us. It can sometimes feel as though everyone is having the time of their lives as you spend yet another night scrolling through your phone, battling today's mental health challenge and wondering what to rinse next

2021-09-01T13:57:19+00:00August 12th, 2021|Information and Advice, Real Stories|

How Nature Helps My Mental Health

How Nature Helps My Mental Health If ever there was a time to feel grateful for nature, it’s now. If it wasn’t for being able to walk outdoors, breathe in the fresh air and feel the sunshine on my face I don’t know how I’d have dealt with lockdown. Embracing nature

2021-08-20T09:54:42+00:00July 8th, 2021|Real Stories|

Coping with Eating Disorder Recovery in a Pandemic

Coping with Eating Disorder Recovery in a Pandemic While other people turned to comfort food to cope with the stress of the pandemic, I found myself faced with a different urge: the urge to restrict. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended routines, coping strategies, and support systems for people in eating disorder recovery.

2021-08-20T09:49:31+00:00June 24th, 2021|Real Stories|

Support Groups and How They Can Help

Support Groups and How They Can Help Anyone with an eating disorder will tell you how much courage it can take to confide in somebody about their difficulty. Such complex struggles are often so hard to explain and there’s always a fear it might not come across properly or that someone

2021-08-20T09:47:19+00:00June 17th, 2021|Services|

Benefits of Volunteering

Benefits of Volunteering with First Steps ED Without a doubt, First Steps ED has played a huge role in my journey to recovery. From attending my first support group five years ago to today, I have so much to thank them for and can’t imagine where my path would have led

2021-08-20T09:46:34+00:00June 10th, 2021|Real Stories|

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret Guilt. Shame. Regret. Disgust. Weak. Fearful. Powerless. Just a few of the thoughts that went through my head as I endured another uncontrollable binge last night. My family were all in bed, leaving me alone with a kitchen full of temptations. I’d had a stressful day at work,

2021-08-20T09:51:37+00:00June 3rd, 2021|Real Stories|

Where We Came From…

Where We Came From... After suffering from an eating disorder herself, Cathy Cleary saw a real need for support in Derby. Feeling motivated, Cathy set up the first support group in 2004, open to anyone who affected by eating disorders. Over the following three years many people came to Cathy seeking

2021-08-20T09:45:10+00:00June 1st, 2021|Services|

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