Christmas Card Competition

We need your help! We are looking for someone to design the First Steps ED Christmas Card so that we have something to share with all of our friends and followers in time for Christmas!

It’s really easy to get involved, whether you want to doodle, paint, collage or design something digitally, our competition is open to everyone. We will be sharing the winning designs on our newsletter and social media pages in time for the big day, giving you two chances to win (double the festive fun!) The competition is open to all ages and each winning design will win £20 (a nice treat in time for Christmas!)

To enter, please email your entry to info@firststepsed.co.uk and the closing date is Thursday 16th December! (Winners will be contacted on Monday 20th December)


The festive season is a particularly difficult time for people with eating disorders and disordered eating, as celebrations are often centred around food, with an expectation to be happy and relaxed.

If you are feeling anxious, worried or stressed about the upcoming festivities that is okay and you are not alone in feeling that way. Likewise, if you are worried about a friend or family member, reach out to them. Be kind and compassionate this holiday season.

Support is available. You can find resources and more information about our services here, as well as make a referral at any time.

Contributed by Lucy Robinson,
Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager