Skills for Carers

Parents and siblings are often overlooked but their support and understanding can be crucial to help a sufferer. 

We run Skills for Carers training workshops because parents and siblings are best placed to support self-care. Having trailblazed a whole family recovery support plan approach we are pleased that the NHS and NICE adopted this same approach in the updated 2017 service model and clinical standards across England’s NHS Eating Disorders community services.

These workshops offer a toolbox of skills for tackling eating disorder difficulties, focusing on warmth, empathy and self-reflection. Additionally, these workshops will help you learn how to reduce resistance to change by directing people in a gentle, non-confrontational way towards finding their own solutions. The workshops encourage you to work with your own capacity for change, becoming expert change coaches.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Greater understanding of rolling with resistance
  • Insight into the different caring styles (New Maudsley Method)
  • Greater understanding of the importance of goal setting
  • Being able to recognise the stages of change
  • Options to join our award winning Befriending service - connecting parents and siblings with lived experience

Course delivery

Training is delivered at our main office in Derby City Centre.  All First Steps workshops 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 2019:

Skills for Carers is a free 4 week course 9:30am to 12:30pm and the next workshop will begin 

on the 8th June and runs through until 28th June 2019 and will be held at First Steps on Saturdays.

To book a place or for more information please contact First Steps on 01332 367571 or [email protected].co.uk. The course is free to attend for all.

Please note: The workshops run for a period of 4 weeks. After the first week the group will become closed.