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, Sydney and the Valley:

Halifax Group

Our next meeting is January 9, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2722 Deacon Street

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