Treatment for eating disorders

Clouds - STEPS

First Step is a confidential service for people with anorexic and bulimic eating problems in Bristol. It provides the gateway into primary care services, and seamless onward referral to the STEPS specialist eating disorders team for those who need it.

Stepped Care: getting the support that's right for you
Some people who have problems with food overcome them without help from professionals. But others find advice and information useful, and some need specialist help. Because different people need different kinds of help we offer a range of services from one-off advice sessions to specialist treatments and multi-disciplinary care.

We provide:

  • advice and information so you can decide how to tackle your problems
  • different levels of service based on your own particular needs
  • psychological therapy for certain kinds of eating problems
  • transfer to the specialist eating disorder team if your needs would be better met by them

Referrals to First Step
First Step is open to Bristol residents aged 18 and over.  If you think that a referral to the service could be useful then please discuss it with your GP. 

If you and your GP agree that a referral to First Step would be useful then they will send us some information about you and give you a Registration Pack. The Pack tells you how to arrange an appointment.

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