Eating difficulties and disorders don’t just affect the sufferer, they can have wide ranging implications for all those connected to the individual. At First Steps we believe that support should be available for all those affected including family, carers, parents and that accessing support early can be vital in ensuring an early and sustained recovery. Eating disorders are rarely about food, sufferers often just use this as a way of coping with their underlying emotional difficulties.

Our core values are as follows:

• To provide a service that is empathetic and non-judgemental
• To encourage service user involvement through volunteering
• Recognising the potential and talents of every service user
• Recognising achievements no matter how small
• Treating all people with dignity and respect
• Building professional working relationships built on confidence and trust
• Raising awareness and understanding of eating disorders
• Being passionate about recovery and believing in what we do