Eating Disorders in Students Service (EDISS) offers various types of on-campus support available to c106,316 students and staff in a number of universities and colleges with or without an eating disorder diagnosis.
First Steps is funded to offer one to one peer support for anyone aged 19 and below.
At First Steps we employ experienced and qualified Counsellors each working against NHS and NICE standards alongside a cadre of trainee Counsellors on placements from our universities and colleges who work to offer individual sessions either as part of our core funded services or available for private paid support.
1.25 million people are estimated to have a diagnosed eating disorder in the UK, although the true scale of the issue is unknown.
First Steps ED is here to help those suffering with eating disorders without the need for a diagnosis.
of all sufferers are male, however these are only estimates and the true figure is unknown
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.
There are a number of ways to help support Eating Disorders Awareness Week. We always need volunteers and fundraisers.
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.