First Steps ED
First Steps ED is a multi-award winning eating disorder charity based in Derby working further afield supporting individuals and families impacted by disordered eating and disorders. Our NHS England endorsed Befriending service supports individuals over 14 years old or parents/carers looking after a loved one in their important care giving role with twice weekly emails, or once a week video, or weekly telephone support over a 6 month period.
Some, not all of our Befrienders are experts by experience, i.e., have lived with and recovered from their eating disorder and choose befriending to give back to the support they received from First Steps ED. Other Befrienders are parents/carers or professionals working in health, social care or education settings and looking to expand their skills by joining our inclusive team of staff and volunteers.