First Steps recognises the importance of research and its impact on eating disorders knowledge and services. 

We value working alongside researchers both professional and students in education.  Within previous research projects we have helped to recruit researchers a variety of participants including our staff, volunteers, carers and service users.  

We work with a range of academic and NHS partners to advance the practice and standards of eating disorders support and services to individuals and families in the home and across communities and remain active partners with:

If you would like to be involved in research, secure a student placement, or would like to share your experience with others to encourage their involvement, and become a blogger for us then please contact First Steps via e-mail: [email protected], or call on: 01332 367571.