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Eating Disorders


First Steps ED

First Steps to Understanding Eating Disorders (First Steps ED) is an organistion for CYP aged 5-18 in Herts, parents and care givers.  First Steps work closely with the CAMHS Eating Disorder Team and other Hertfordshire services to offer a range of support for young people, including psychoeducational workshops and one-to-one peer support, as well as counselling and drop-ins for parents and carers to provide skills and advice on supporting someone with eating and self-esteem issues. The service offers support on a range of topics - Wellbeing Workshop, Parent Support, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Support Group, Binge Eating Workshops etc.

Community Eating Disorders Team

A multi-disciplinary team with a wealth of experience in working with young people with Eating Disorders. We support young people, teaching skills to help in their recovery from an Eating Disorder. We offer a variety of approaches to help including family based treatment, cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders and motivational enhancement therapy depending on individual/family needs.

Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by eating disorders and its website has a huge amount of information.

The Dove Self-Esteem Project

In the UK and Ireland, 9 out of every 10 girls with low body esteem put their health at risk by not seeing a doctor or by skipping meals. Since 2004, Dove has been building self-esteem in young people – and by 2030, will have helped ¼ billion through their educational programmes.