2017 GSK IMPACT Awards: First Steps

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More than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder. First Steps provides services for families, carers and those affected directly. It raises awareness and gives informed practical help such as online befriending, one-to-one support and self-help groups. It also works with Derbyshire NHS Eating Disorders Service to support patients in the community and help avoid hospitalisation.

 

First Steps is a small charity having a big impact on the wellbeing of people affected by eating disorders in Derbyshire. Eating disorders have devastating consequences for people’s health. Through its fantastic use of volunteers and commitment to meeting the needs of its service users, First Steps provides dynamic and highly-effective support.

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