Group Peer Support

10-Week Peer Support Group for Eating Disorder Recovery

Begins October 18, 2018

Looking for support and motivation in your eating disorder recovery? Join our trained peer supporters for education, support and community. Note the change of date: the group will start on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the NSCC campus on Leeds Street, Halifax.

Above all, our groups offer hope for recovery. Join us, and begin your journey. Recovery is possible! Spaces fill up fast, so click below to register today.

Some of the topics covered in these groups include:

  • mindfulness
  • assertiveness
  • relationships
  • finding resources and supports
  • body image
  • understanding eating disorder

Can't get out to one of our groups?

Try Online Peer Support

Live outside Halifax, or maybe you just aren't comfortable with face-to-face support? Online Peer Support may be what you need! Join our trained peer supporters for anonymous support from the comfort of your own home! These moderated sessions are free, and open to anyone in Canada. An access code is require to participate. Get yours, and join us for community, support and interesting discussion!

General Information

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:

  • mindfulness
  • body acceptance
  • self-care
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Registration Fee

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
Room B227
5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, NS

Beginning September 28, 2017
Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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You are worth it

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 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.