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We are passionate about offering a service and community which is inclusive, empathic, understanding and non-judgmental. We believe that support should be available for all those affected by eating difficulties and disorders regardless of age, race, gender identity, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

These principles of equality and diversity underpin our person-centred, service user led approach to mental health and a big part of the reason we decided to launch our blog space. Here you’ll find First Steps ED updates, as well as stories and features from our community. We want to give everyone an opportunity to share stories, introduce unheard voices and discuss important topics around mental health and eating disorders.

My First Steps ED Experience

My First Steps ED Experience Ever since my son started the weaning process as a baby, he has always been fussy eater (that’s what I put it down to at the time) I tried several different approaches, put it in front of him and saying that’s it there’s

Quick Tips for Carers

Quick Tips for Parents and Carers for Early Intervention There are a number of ways parents, peers and relatives can be more mindful and engaged in a loved ones development, especially when it comes to their relationship with food, body and exercise. can be difficult. Below are

Summer Holidays with an Eating Disorder

Summer Holidays with an Eating Disorder 'Tis the season of travelling. There is something about May where it feels like everyone is on holiday, planning a trip or dreaming of being anywhere else but home. I've just returned from a few weeks down in Cornwall, my neighbour is

How To Be Around an Eating Disorder Sufferer

How To Be Around an Eating Disorder Sufferer When people are struggling with a restrictive eating disorder, they can often become quickly agitated and easily triggered or upset. Due to low energy intake, the sufferer may have low glucose levels, and the brain releases a chemical

Until All We Have is Her

Until All We Have is Her Until all we have is her Tried to take the girl We’d already grieved for From us. Moved the Devil in To her room, bones, face Without permission. Behind sunken eyes Rage curdles sour Kind words. Hate and anger shrink

What I Learnt from Volunteering with First Steps ED

What I Learnt from Volunteering with First Steps ED I always thought it took a particular kind of person to volunteer. I have always had friends that had different passion projects in their lives, spending a few hours a week supporting a cause close to their hearts,

The Cost of Living Crisis with an Eating Disorder

The Cost of Living Crisis with an Eating Disorder The cost of living crisis in the UK has a huge impact on all individuals living with an eating disorder or in recovery. Food and energy prices have been rising markedly over the past year, this is in

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