Family and Friends Peer Support Groups

Our Family and Friends Peer Support Groups are monthly meetings that are led by parents who have been there through the ups and downs of caring for someone with an eating disorder. These groups are open to any one who cares for someone with an eating disorder – family, partner or friend.

Group members can:

  • share strategies and successes
  • build coping skills
  • explore new self care practices
  • increase knowledge of eating disorders and health services and support specific to eating disorders
  • give and receive support
  • reduce isolation
  • build hope

Groups do not offer medical or clinical advice but they provide a safe place for peer-to-peer sharing, support, education, guidance, encouragement, and to offer HOPE as we support our loved ones toward recovery. 

All supports are offered free of charge.

We currently have groups in Halifax, New Minas and Sydney:

Halifax Group

Anne Marie Coolen
902-473-9659
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
on the last Tuesday of the month
at the Mumford Road Sobey’s
6990 Mumford Road

Sydney Group

Nancy Sheppard
902-565-6610
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
the 4th Tuesday of the month
in the Community Room of the Prince Street Sobey's
272 Prince Street
Please register by contacting Nancy.

New Minas Group

Brigitte Daniels
(902) 691-2319
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
on the 4th Tuesday of the month
at the Louis Millet Community Centre
9489 Commercial Street