Our peer support group model allows the same group of people to meet one evening a week for 12 weeks. The group is lead by trained facilitators who have fully recovered from an eating disorder. This model allows the group to establish a sense of trust and community with each other while they explore topics such as:
- body acceptance
- normalizing eating
- communicating with family and friends
- managing relapses
Eating Disorders NS's peer support groups offer a supportive and safe environment where people experiencing an eating disorder can share successes, gain insights and strategies, and find hope. These pro-recovery groups are facilitated by trained peer mentors for Eating Disorders NS, who have recovered from an eating disorder themselves.
No diagnosis or doctor's referral is necessary, Our groups are intended to provide support to those at any stage of recovery. EDNS does not provide treatment or therapy.
Programs have limited enrollment to ensure maximum benefit of all participants. We often have waiting lists for our programs. If you are not sure that you are ready for a group, or cannot attend the full session, please consider registering in a subsequent session.
If you cancel with a minimum of 2 weeks' notice, you will receive a refund equal to half the registration fee.
If you cancel with less than 2 weeks' notice, you will not receive a refund.
There is a registration fee of $85 for 12 sessions. This fee helps EDNS cover the cost of offering the group (facilitators, materials, space) and is meant to help make our programs sustainable over time. It is also an investment that reflects your commitment to the group and your recovery.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty and can't afford the fees, but can commit to attending the sessions, please contact .
NSCC Institute of Technology Campus
5685 Leeds Street
Beginning September 28, 2017
Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
People who’ve attended our groups have said:
“The group kick-started and supported my attempts to work on my own recovery, rather than just letting other people take care of me. It gave me my independence.”
“It held me accountable...it made me want to really try to do better so I could share my accomplishments and hope for others.”
Are there minimum age requirements to register?
Our groups are most appropriate for persons over 18.
What will happen after I register?
EDNS will contact you to arrange a time to talk about your expectations for the group, and to share the group guidelines and pre-group survey.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact for more information about our groups or any of our programs.