We accept referrals from All Ages, Genders and Backgrounds
You do not need an official mental health or eating disorder diagnosis from a registered health professional and there is no criteria to accessing services from First Steps ED.
As long as you or someone close to you feels that there is a difficulty with mood, anxiety or depression or your relationship with your body or food is impacting your life we are happy to work with you through our person centred services.
Our face to face clinics are in the East Midlands and our private video clinics are available for anyone across the United Kingdom.
Referrals are picked up by the team daily and contact will be made with you within 5 working days.
Our team will invite you to attend an initial one-to-one assessment through our private and secure Video Clinic (we don’t use Skype or Zoom).
This is an informal discussion where we will make an assessment and recommend an individualised care plan with you, as well as signposting to other agencies, where appropriate.
We aim to empower you to be in control of your recovery through one-to-one professional and group support and inclusion in positive activities. We actively encourage multi-disciplinary working and work closely with other NHS agencies to provide the best support package for our service users.
Please be aware that we do not work with children under the age of 5 or anyone who may be experiencing feeding problems, such as specific food phobias, or fussy eating. If you think you or your child may be struggling with something like this then it is recommended that you visit your GP.
More information can be found on the NHS website