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Eating disorders are complex and serious illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness.

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Where to go to get peer support, treatment options and to learn about other resources available to you.

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Family and Friends
Peer Support Groups

Do you care for someone with an eating disorder?
At the family and friends Peer Support Group you can:

Share experiences in a supportive environment

Feel less alone in this experience

Gain strength and wisdom from others who have 'been there'

"This support group was vital when my child was suffering from an eating disorder. At the time I had very little knowledge about this terrible illness and I did not know how to deal with such a devastating condition. The group gave me the support that I needed." — Group Member

Halifax Group

meets on the last Tuesday of the month:
Sobey's West End Mall Community Room

For more info contact:
Kelly Peckham
(902) 488-5008

Sydney Group

meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month:
Prince St. Sobey's Community Room

For more info contact:
Nancy Sheppard
(902) 565-6610

Annapolis Valley Group

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 7-9 pm:
'Youth Drop In Centre' at the Louis Millet Community Complex Commerical St., New Minas

For more info contact:
Brigitte Daniels
(902) 691-2319 or
Laura Way
(902) 840-1495