The Diet Stops Here
10-week program for people with Binge Eating Disorder

Have you struggled with compulsive eating? Do you find yourself in an endless cycle of dieting, binge eating, and shame? This 10-week support group can help.


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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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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10-week Binge Eating/Compulsive Overeating Support Program

February 1, 2018, 6:30pm - April 5, 2018, 6:30pm

Have you struggled with compulsive eating? Do you find yourself in an endless cycle of dieting, binge eating, and shame? This 10-week support group can help. EDNS's peer support groups offer a suppo...

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Join Eating Disorders NS and a panel of experts to discuss the social, systemic and brain-based barriers that keep people with eating disorders from accessing treatment and achieving recovery.

Panelists include:

Todd Leader is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Social Worker who has spent the last 26 years working as a transformational leader in health services and in health promotion, particularly in the areas of mental health, addictions, and primary health care. He is the author of It's Not about Us: The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada

Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan (Dr. AJ) is a family doctor practising in Halifax. She was involved in one of the earliest pilot sites for Shared Mental Health Care in Nova Scotia at the Cowie Clinic. She currently practices in an urban, community based practice in Peninsular Halifax which models collaborative care across medical and complementary disciplines of healthcare.

Dr. Aaron Keshen is clinical co-leader at the Nova Scotia Health Authority Inpatient and Outpatient Eating Disorder Programs. In addition to this clinical work, Dr. Keshen has authored several eating disorder related articles in peer reviewed journals and is a primary investigator in several grant funded studies in the field of eating disorders.
Laura Mofina has been an EDNS peer mentor for over two years. She has experience in providing individual and group peer support to people in recovery, and maintains recovery from an eating disorder herself. She is trained in many holistic modalities and offers consulting in nutrition, reiki, and aromatherapy to clients in the HRM.
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Panel Discussion: Addressing the Barriers to Eating Disorder Rec

February 5, 2018, 7:00pm - February 5, 2018, 6:30pm

Join Eating Disorders NS and a panel of experts to discuss the social, systemic and brain-based barriers that keep people with eating disorders from accessing treatment and achieving recovery. ...

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In honour to Eating Disorders Awareness Week, join EDNS for an evening of yoga, breath work, meditation and reflective journalling! ... See MoreSee Less

Nourish Yourself Inside & Out! Yoga & Self-Care Workshop

February 2, 2018, 7:00pm - February 2, 2018, 6:30pm

In honour to Eating Disorders Awareness Week, join EDNS for an evening of yoga, breath work, meditation and reflective journalling!

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