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The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders offers a FREE on-line Support Group service where people can come together in a safe space to support each other and chat.

How much you want to talk is up to you! You can just listen, or you can share your thoughts and feelings as you feel comfortable. The group does not discuss weight, diet, food or behaviours, to keep the environment safe.

About the Support Groups:

  • they offer an innovative vehicle for support.
  • they are not location specific and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.
  • they are anonymous and confidential.
  • physical preconceptions or comparisons are not permitted.
  • they provide an additional opportunity to take the first step towards help.
  • one to two trained facilitators keep the sessions supportive and safe for everyone.
     

Anyone living with or affected by an eating disorder is welcome. Sessions are held:
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST

Sign up for free at http://chat.lookingglassbc.com. For more information, contact the Support Group Coordinators:
Amy Candido acandido@telus.net
Karen Wall karenwall4@gmail.com

Join the Something's Gotta Give campaign - see flyer!


Alberta


British Columbia

 

Events from the Looking Glass Foundation

Something’s Gotta Give 

It’s been 33 years since musician Karen Carpenter’s death from anorexia put eating disorders on the radar screen of a generation.  In all that time, the story remains the same. While much has been accomplished, little has changed. People are still dying, lives are still being robbed, and the disease is showing up earlier and among more people than ever before.

The Looking Glass Foundation is dedicated to continuing the work we have been doing.  At the same time, we recognize that what we’re doing — what any of us could ever conceivably do on our own — isn’t enough to really get to the other side of eating disorders, to really put this disease behind us.  There’s a culture and context that defines much of what we can do.  The problem of eating disorders is bigger and more complex than we alone – or any organization – could ever hope to solve on its own. The barriers are too many. And while they may be budging a little here and there, they’re not giving way.

That is simply not okay. We, all of us, have to ramp up our effort.

If we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, something’s gotta give … What IS it?

Something’s Gotta Give is about constructive action, compassionate resolve, and the power of humanity to achieve real change. It belongs to all the people out there who get the tragedy of this disease, the urgency of overcoming it.

Join the Something's Gotta Give campaign - see our flyer! 

 

Events from Kelty Mental Health Centre

Upcoming Pinwheel Education Series Events

The Pinwheel Education Series are a group of free, all inclusive education events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities for the public on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.

 

 


Manitoba

Visit the Women's Health Clinic to learn more. 


New Brunswick


Newfoundland & Labrador


Nova Scotia


Ontario

Toronto


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Come join us for NIED's 58th Free Eating Disorder Symposium!

Our panel includes Jennifer Couturier MD, FRCPC, Geetha Rao, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Sara Wolfe, RD, Stephanie Griver, MSW, and Carly Crawford, Registered Psychotherapist.

Followed by a conversation about eating disorder recovery and how to maintain wellness in a complicated world.

June 5th, 2017

Doors at 6:30PM, event 7:00-9:00PM

The Salvation Army Erin Mills Church

2460 The Collegeway

Mississauga, Ontario

ALL are welcome, event is free, donations gratefully accepted.

For more information or to RSVP, email Carly at carly@carlycrawfordfyvc.com

Caregivers' Support Group

If you're caring for a loved one with an Eating Disorder, please consider joining our Caregivers Support Group. Parents, partners, friends, and family members welcome.

Email Stephanie Griver (MSW, RSW) for more info & to sign up.


York Region


Quebec


Saskatchewan

Nourish2017 Save the date November 17/18

Nourish2017 call for workshops


International

United States

The 27th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Integrating Science, Creativity and Clinical Wisdom

NOVEMBER 10 - 12, 2017

Philadelphia Airport Marriott

 

The Renfrew Center Foundation Annual Conference will provide you with a front-row seat to the newest science and evidence-based practices for eating disorder treatment. Our workshops will help you determine how to integrate these new approaches into your own clinical practice and how to leverage the wisdom and intuition you’ve cultivated from real-world experience. As successful eating disorder professionals, we are always looking to improve our effectiveness. We understand the environment in which we practice is constantly changing and our patient population is changing too.

 

Keynote Presentations:
Making Mental Health Essential Health Patrick J. Kennedy

Collaborative Care in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan: Lessons Learned from Research and Practice Janet Treasure, OBE, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych and Adele Lafrance, PhD, CPsych

 

Feeding Hunger…A Journey of Self Discovery, Acceptance and Healing Roxane Gay, PhD

 

Research Gaps & Promising Practices: A Feminist, Social Justice Inquiry Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, CEDS (Moderator) with Gayle E. Brooks, PhD and Rachael Calogero, PhD, FAED and Melissa-Irene Jackson, BS, BA and Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH

 

Featured Workshops:

Collaborative Care: Increasing Supportive Efforts, Decreasing Therapy-Interfering Behaviors 
Janet Treasure, OBE, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych & Adele Lafrance, PhD, CPsych

This workshop will outline a framework of basic steps for working with these challenging scenarios.

 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy, the Best Kept Secret in Psychology Cindy Goodman Stulberg, DCS, CPsych & Ronald Frey, PhD, CPsych

Using a clinical and supervisory case example, this workshop demonstrates how new and seasoned clinicians from diverse disciplines can learn to successfully incorporate IPT into an ongoing practice.
 

For more information or to register please visit www.renfrewconference.com or contact Kavita Patel at 1-877-367-3383 or kpatel@renfrewcenter.com
 

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