Online Peer Support
Anonymous. Accessible. At your fingertips.

Want the benefits of our peer support groups, but in-person meetings aren't an option? EDNS's new Online Peer Support is a safe, conversational and pro-recovery space for people with eating disorders to connect with others—wherever you are!

Each free, regularly scheduled session is moderated by a trained EDNS Peer Mentor. We've been there. We understand.

Our next session:

Every Wednesday evening
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm


What are eating disorders?

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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With support and treatment, most people can recover. What helps you stay well? What is making a difference in your recovery?

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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

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 2722 Deacon Street
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more info contact:
Anne Marie Coolen
902-473-9659
anne.marie@eatingdisordersns.ca

Sydney Group

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Prince Street Sobey's Community Room
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
272 Prince Street

Please register by contacting:
Nancy Sheppard
902-565-6610
nancysheppard@outlook.com

Annapolis Valley Group

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the 'Youth Drop In Centre' at the Louis Millet Community Complex
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9489 Commercial Street, New Minas

For more info contact:
Brigitte Daniels
902-691-2319 or
Laura Way
902-840-1495
brigdaniels1@hotmail.com

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Eating Disorders Nova Scotia Community Standards and Rules

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia (EDNS) strives to create an environment that is safe and respectful for all community members. We are a pro-recovery, inclusive community, and our community standards are meant to keep this space safe. Comments or posts that break the rules will be deleted. Community members who break the rules may be given a warning, or may be blocked, especially in the case of repeated community standard violations. Please read the below rules before commenting or posting.

Safety

Our page is not moderated 24/7, and is not an appropriate resource for people in an immediate crisis. If you are in crisis please consider the following options.

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team
1-888-429-8167
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) offers support 24/7 for people in mental health crisis, but is specific to Nova Scotia.

Google mental health crisis resources in your area. There may be services in your area that can provide immediate help.

Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Pro-Recovery

EDNS is pro-recovery. Do not use body-shaming language in reference to yourself or others. Do not post information or tips that might be used to promote, encourage, or support eating disorder thinking or behaviour (i.e. 'pro-ED' information), or that would promote, encourage, or support suicide or self-harm.

Talking about numbers can trigger people in eating disorder recovery and is not allowed. The following number-related subjects are considered inappropriate:
- numbers related to weight or weightloss
- number related to exercise (e.g. duration, repetitions)
- BMI
- calories
- body measurements
- clothing size
- length of time without eating
- number of times purged

Always be respectful

The following guidelines reflect our committment to providing a platform that respects differences of all kinds and is harassment-free.

- Do not post any statement that you know is false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, libellous, or in violation of any law.

- Do not use language that may be construed as harassing, threatening, pornographic, abusive, or invasive of a person's privacy.

- Do not post any statement that may be construed as discriminatory on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, or any other form of discrimination.

- While you may disagree with another community member's opinion, please be respectful. Abuse, including bullying, will not be tolerated.

Be responsible

Rather than giving people advice (however well intentioned), talk about what you have found helpful in recovery. Do not tell people what they should do, offer medical advice, mention specific medications, or mention the names of clinicians or care providers.

If you have any questions about our community standards, please message us directly.
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Hi friends - a gentle reminder not to post any weight loss tips or info on our page or posts. This can be very upsetting/triggering for people in recovery and those still dealing with an active eating disorder. We're pro-recovery here, and any weight loss comments or tips will be hidden/deleted. Thanks for your understanding! ... See MoreSee Less

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