Continuing Professional Development 

Unique Eating Disorders Specialist Training for Professionals

This foundation course aims to raise awareness and knowledge around eating disorders. Additionally, the course demonstrates a range of support tools that can be adapted in various professional settings.  It will not train you in a specific approach. Please find an insight into the course below.

Working with clients who suffer from eating disorders and difficulties can be challenging, but extremely rewarding. Indications that statutory services are under continued pressure to provide support, the case for private intervention grows stronger.

First Steps, Derbyshire’s only eating disorder charity, believes that professionals working in the fields of health and social care, as well as education are often best placed to help detect, prevent and support people affected by eating disorders. We know that early intervention is vital to ensure the long-term wellbeing of those affected, and can avoid situations reaching crisis point.

Consequently, First Steps offers CPD training to aid professionals working with this client group.

 The outcomes for our CPD courses are:

  • Greater understanding of different Eating Disorder types, including signs, symptoms and possible causes;
  • Greater understanding of what recovery means with regards to Eating Disorders; and
  • Insight into support tools used with Eating Disorder clients

Course delivery

Training is delivered at our main office in Derby City Centre.  All First Steps training courses are delivered by our team of expert trainers, specialising in eating disorder management.  First Steps is also able to provide support materials in various formats.

Confirmed dates for 2017 are:

  • 25th November 

Confirmed dates for 2018 are:

  • 24th February
  • 19th May
  • 8th September


Workshops will run from 10.00am-4.00pm with time allowed for coffee breaks and lunch [not included] and cost £99 per person.

For more information or to book a place on a workshop please contact First Steps, [email protected], or call on 01332 367571.

Bespoke Training

Many professionals are still unsure of the many issues that can arise when managing eating disorder behaviour. A bespoke training package is able to offer you help and guidance to aid your specific client group.

Historically, practitioners of various backgrounds, including nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals, students, fitness staff and alternative therapists have benefitted from our bespoke training packages.


Course delivery

Training can be delivered at a time, date and location convenient to you.  All First Steps training courses are delivered by our team of expert trainers, specialising in eating disorder management.  First Steps is also able to provide support materials in various formats.


For more information or to book a training sessions please contact First Steps, [email protected], or call on 01332 367571.