Skills For Carers Workshops

Skills for Carers - Support Eating Disorder Sufferers

Are you supporting someone who is suffering from an eating difficulty or disorder?

Family members are often overlooked but their support and understanding can be crucial to help a sufferer. We are currently running Skills for Carers workshops. 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 for your loved one.

Some of the skills that these workshops may help you to develop include:

  • Role modelling
  • Rolling with resistance
  • Caring styles (New Maudsley Method)
  • Acknowleding difficulties
  • Goal setting
  • Accepting relapse
  • Recognising stages of change

Skills for Carers run on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9pm. The next sessions begin on the 9th October 2017 and will be held at First Steps Derbyshire, Ingham House, Agard Street. To book a place or for more information please contact First Steps on 01332 367571 or

We are currently looking into sessions for 2018 these will potentially be held in Chesterfield. To find out more information or to be kept up to date with session dates and locations for the New Year please contact First Steps on 01332 367571 or

Please note: The workshops run for a period of 7 weeks.

“The course that First Steps run for carers was the only place that was able to provide real support and advice. The sessions were run at a great pace, and the team were positive, inspiring and supportive. The mix of desperate faces at the first session of the exhausted parents, partners and grandparents had, by the end of the course, changed to determined confident enabled – gosh, even smiling faces!
I can’t recommend the carers service high enough and would advise anyone who is caring for someone struggling with an eating disorder to access the course, even if it’s just to actually meet other carers who know EXACTLY what you are going through how you are feeling as a carer”
-Carer 2016.
Take a look at our Skills for Carer’s leaflet below

Skills for Carers 2017