Thank you to Stowe Family Law LLP for their generous donation!

With every donation, the First Steps ED team are able to continue supporting individuals and families in navigating recovery for eating difficulties and disorders.

First Steps ED is passionate about education, early intervention and equity for eating disorder support. Stigma and discrimination continue to be a barrier for treatment, much of which is impacted by a lack of awareness and education around appropriate and effective treatment for body dissatisfaction, eating difficulties, low self-esteem and, of course, eating disorders.

Thanks to the generosity of businesses like Stowe Family Law LLP, we can increase our resources in research and new service innovation, whilst also preserving our award-winning legacy services which continue to support hundreds of individuals and families year on year.

Stowe Family Law are the only national law firm completely dedicated to family matters. Their team chose First Steps ED in admiration of our work and support of people with eating difficulties and disorders, hoping that their donation will help us on our mission:

“Stowe Family Law are proud to support First Steps ED with a donation to support children and their families, young people, and adults affected by eating difficulties and disorders. We would wholeheartedly encourage other local businesses to get involved and contribute in any way possible.” – Stowe Family Law Derby

Every year we support hundreds of individuals and families through thoughtful interventions, innovative services and recovery. A key component of our service offer is our Carers Pathway, recognising that caring for a loved one with an eating disorder, diagnosed or not, can be overwhelming. Thanks to Stowe Family Law LLP and their donation, we are able to continue offering families and carers access to these services at no cost, including our Skills for Carers workshops which can offer attendees a toolbox of skills for tackling eating disorder difficulties, whilst focusing on warmth, empathy and self-reflection; as well as our carer drop-in group and other one-to-one therapeutic options.

“We had been through many years with anorexia before we found First Steps ED. We wish we had found them earlier and had that knowledge, toolset and support earlier. They are absolutely amazing – understanding, caring and insightful.” -Dave (read in full here.)

Fundraising helps us continue to provide support and education to anyone affected by poor mental health and eating disorders. If you’re inspired by Stowe Family Law LLP’s donation learn more about how you can support us today at

Thank you Stowe Family Law LLP!