Key Accountabilities:

  • To provide information and support to people of all ages affected by severe eating disorders referred to us by the specialist NHS eating disorder team
  • To deliver a specialist support programme in partnership with NHS Derbyshire ED team
  • Assist with the running of Body Image and self-esteem sessions in schools
  • Facilitating support groups
  • Supporting young people on a one to one basis
  • To raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders to reduce stigma and discrimination
  • To work in partnership with other key professionals to ensure a good quality outcome for the young person

Izzy started working for First Steps in 2016 after accessing the services herself previously. Before this, she was a teacher in secondary schools in Burton and Derbyshire for 4 years after completing a degree in Oceanography and a Master’s in Education. This led to her understanding the pressures placed on young people, and wanting to help them on the path to recovery and realise their potential. Izzy now co-ordinates the young person’s team and supports young people on a one to one basis.