"Is food controlling your life?" If you can answer yes to this question read on for more information on the support we can offer you.
First Steps is Derbyshire’s only eating disorder charity. We support those affected by eating difficulties and disorders - this includes parents, partners and families - via support groups, online and telephone support and complementary therapies. Our support groups are non judgemental, welcoming and there is no pressure to participate.
We also raise awareness in schools and in the community and offer tailored training packages to healthcare professionals and organisations.
COMING SOON: South Derbyshire Support Group in Swadlincote.
On 24th September, First Steps will be expanding their Support Group services to South Derbyshire. This meeting will initially occur every 4 weeks on a Tuesday evening from 6-7.30pm at Bank House (Top Floor) - Unit G Sharpes Bros, Alexandra road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9AZ
Date(s): 24th September - History and Hopes - 22nd October - Body Image
19th November - Coping Strategies - 17th December - Coping with Christmas
BACP CPD Endorsed Training for Health Professionals
Do you know how to support your clients or colleagues if they are directly or indirectly affected by an eating disorder?
- Understanding the different types of eating disorders and related issues.
- Understanding the causes of eating disorders.
- Be able to recognise signs and symptoms.
- Know when, how and where to signpost clients for further support.
- Reflect on how this knowledge will affect you counselling practice.
Confirmed Dates: 22nd June 2013, 17th August 2013, 26th October 2013 and 30th November 2013.
Unique School Workshops – Free of charge
Self-esteem and Body Image training for both Primary and Secondary school pupils.
By participating in this training First Steps will ensure that your pupils are able to understand:
• What is meant by selfesteem and body image
• How they may be affected by the media
• How to develop skills for positive self-esteem and body image
The course can be delivered at a time and date convenient to your school and its pupils.
Our training courses are delivered by our team of expert trainers specialising in eating disorders, selfesteem and body image.