Our Ethos and Values
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.
First Steps provide
1) Hope that recovery is possible. The majority of staff and volunteers have had their own experience of an eating disorder and can demonstrate that recovery is achievable.
2) Opportunities to those in recovery. We offer volunteering opportunities, therefore encouraging service user involvement in the organisation.
3) Choices to those who are struggling with their eating disorder. We offer a range of services and will tailor these to the individual.
Our Core Values are as follows: