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News Our April Update

Our April Update

News Our April Update

Everybody is worthy of support. We are here for you.

We have all been saddened by the devastating news of Nikki Grahame's passing and our thoughts are with Nikki's loved ones. It is a tragedy that shines a light on eating disorders, as well as the stigma and lack of support sufferers face throughout recovery. No matter how big or small you think your struggles may be, reach out for support. There are services available for everyone, including parents, carers, and loved ones.
Making a referral, or simply asking a question is only ever a step forward.


Taking the first steps out of lockdown.

The easing of restrictions is something that we have all been waiting for. We can start to adjust and get back to our routines, hobbies, family and friends. However, what many of us didn't expect was the reality of stepping back out there.

It's very normal to feel anxious about any upcoming changes, be reassured that you're not alone in feeling this way. Remind yourself of how difficult it was last year to adjust to the restrictions and, whilst it may seem a long time ago, try to remember you've been through times of change and uncertainty before and this time we have more choices.

Our new 'Life After Lockdown' Guidebook covers all kinds of worries and concerns we've heard from our Service Users over the last few weeks, with information and advice on how to cope with them. It's definitely worth a read if you're feeling anxious about the coming weeks and months.
Life After Lockdown Guidebook

Skills for Siblings

Our new Skills for Siblings session is coming soon! If you have a brother or sister who is struggling at the moment (or know someone who does) please get in touch. The aim is to offer guidance on how to support your loved one, as well as giving you the opportunity to meet and talk to other young carers. To find out more or to register your interest, email

There's still time to get involved with #CaptainTom100!

Thank you to everyone who has already got involved with their #CaptainTom100challenges to raise money for charity. The event will run between 30th April - 3rd May...plenty of time to think of 100 things you could do to raise money. Spread the word and get others to sponsor your own fundraising page, or you can use our JustGiving #CaptainTom100 link to support First Steps ED. 

Fundraise for First Steps ED

It has been a tough year for so many people, with increased barriers in accessing support for mental health. First Steps ED are proud to offer a service which is open to everyone, with or without diagnosis. Our team are here to listen and support you in your recovery in a way that works for you.

As the world starts to 're-open', so do our opportunities to Fundraise. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. Whether you are thinking of running a marathon, holding a bake sale or just want to donate to a good cause, please consider supporting the team at First Steps ED. Help us continue to provide services to those who need it most as 
mental health struggles continue to rise from the affects of the pandemic. 

And please! Spread the word about First Steps ED and encourage others to support and fundraise for us. Together we can make a difference and help raise awareness for early intervention, access and better treatment of eating disorders.

Please visit our website, or request a fundraising pack here.
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