Ways we can help

Eating Disorders in Student Services

The Eating Disorders in Students Service (EDISS) offers various types of support to all students and staff, with or without an eating disorder diagnosis.

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Peer Support

First Steps is funded to offer one to one peer support for anyone aged 19 and below.

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Counselling and Therapy

At First Steps we have a number of qualified counsellors and trainee counsellors offering individual sessions either as part of our core funded services or available for private paid support.

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725,000

725,000 people are estimated to have a diagnosed eating disorder in the UK, although the true scale of the issue is unknown

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11%

of all sufferers are male, however these are only estimates and the true figure is unknown

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How you can help

Donate now

We welcome donations from anyone who values this service and recognises how important it is that people who suffer with Eating Disorders get support. Your donation could give someone hope and help them know they're not alone through their recovery.

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Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £302.73

Fundraise

Ways to support

There are a number of ways to help support Eating Disorders Awareness Week. We always need volunteersĀ and fundraisers.

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Why we need volunteers

First Steps was originally run by volunteers and so they have always played a very important role in keeping the charity open and able to support people struggling with eating difficulties and disorders.

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Latest news

Our training and events

  • Continued Professional Development

    Unique Eating Disorders Specialist Training for Professionals- this foundation course aims to raise awareness and knowledge around eating disorders. Read more

  • Young Person's Recovery & Self-help Group

    At First Steps we provide weekly support groups directed towards our service users under the age of 19. This is held weekly on Wednesdays at 6pm until 8pm. Read more