Practical Tools

With over 30 years’ experience, we know that recovery from an eating disorder is a complex and challenging process. Practical support, informed resources and expert guidance are key to starting and eventually making a full recovery.

First Steps to Recovery

To complement our free support services, we’ve developed a new online recovery resource ‘First Steps to Recovery’. Similar to an e-learning course, this interactive resource is based on the psychological theory of change and will enable you to really think about what recovery means for you.

The resource includes film clips, downloadable materials, goal setting activities and practical suggestions from those who have recovered, helping you to take steps towards your recovery.

The programme takes about 1-2 hours to complete, but it can take longer depending on your learning approach. You can work through it as often as you like in private or with a friend, family member or counsellor. The downloadable materials can be used on an ongoing basis.

As a small national charity, to help meet the running costs of the resource, we charge a one-off £15.00 registration fee*. Go to our online shop to buy now

*ABC Course Bursary Scheme - Should your financial circumstances present a barrier to purchasing this online resource, you can register for free through our bursary scheme or make a small donation of your choice. For more details or to apply for the scheme, email: or Tel: 03000 11 12 13, option 3

What do people say about the resource?

 “More support than I’ve ever had. My ‘go to’ in the long wait for NHS services.”

 “The course is thoughtful, sensitive, refreshing, safe and supportive. An instant breaking of the barrier that nobody else knows what’s going on.”

“It’s very human, and the videos remind me that the eating disorder isn’t the monster it might seem as it shows that others have struggled and recovered. It gives me hope and motivation.”

 “I’m aware of recovery, but I wasn’t sure about it and this course gave me a lot of help”

“Personal, supportive and encouraging.”

To register for ‘First Steps to Recovery’, visit our online shop.