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:

7:30 pm – 8:45 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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Get Help Now

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

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Recovery Stories

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 from September to June on the last Tuesday of the month at 2722 Deacon Street
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more info contact:
Anne Marie Coolen

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

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


23 hours ago

Vanessa Schön disorders are not a phase, they are not a choice, and they not something people can just "get over." We are talking about life-threatening illnesses. #EatingDisorderAwareness

"Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder and the mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15-24 years old. Without treatment, up to 20% of people with serious eating disorders die."

7 Important Facts About Eating Disorders from Mental Health America

1. They are serious mental illnesses.
2. They are not just women’s disorders.
3. They are life consuming.
4. Eating food is more complicated for those with eating disorders.
5. People with eating disorders cannot just “get over it.”
6. They are serious and life-threatening problems.
7. Recovery is possible


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