Eating Disorders – Signs, Symptoms, Stigma: Panel of lived experience and clinicians
Wednesday October 5th, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar
Enbridge Building, 400 Coventry Road, at corner of Belfast Road
REACH, in partnership with National Initiative for Eating Disorders and Hopewell, Community Support Ottawa, presents a panel discussion with Wendy Preskow, Founder/President NIED-National Initiative for Eating Disorders; Dr. Sarah Jane Norwood and Dr. Hien Nguyen, Anchor Psychological Services; and Nerys Parry, Ottawa writer and mother of two, one of whom struggles with an eating disorder. Info: (613) 236-6636 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, August 9th, Hopewell will be the beneficiary of Whole Foods Lansdowne’s Community Giving Day. As a part of Whole Foods’ commitment to supporting local charitable organizations, each store will set aside 5% of the net sales for one day to donate to a community charity that is chosen by the staff.
Leading up to the August Community Giving Day, Hopewell Board Member Nerys Parry will be presenting on behalf of Hopewell at the Whole Foods’ Speakers Series on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30 pm. The topic will be “Eating Disorders: When Mental Illness Impacts our Relationship with Food.”
Please come out and support Nerys on July 27th, and put a shopping trip to Whole Foods Lansdowne in your calendar for Tuesday, August 9th, to help us continue providing services and supports to those who struggle with Eating Disorders, as well as their families and friends. We hope to see you there!
On June 2nd, 2016, Hopewell will join hundreds of other organizations around the world to raise awareness during the very first World Eating Disorders Action Day. Hopewell will be at the Rideau Centre 11am-5pm at Centre Court of the 1st floor raising awareness! Come by and see us if you can!
What is World Eating Disorders Action Day?
ONE day dedicated to providing accurate information and changing the ways eating disorders are understood and perceived.
ONE day for diverse eating disorder advocates to promote awareness and uplift marginalized communities and underrepresented global regions.
ONE day to foster partnerships around the world and inspire action for change.
Why World Eating Disorders Action Day?
We desire to ‘change the face’ of EDs and highlight marginalized and underrepresented struggles. We hope to show the world that eating disorders do not discriminate in an effort to combat stigma and encourage more people to seek support.
We seek to promote awareness of eating disorders as being genetically linked and treatable, and to disseminate information about evidence-based treatment.
World Eating Disorders Action Day hopes to make treatment and support accessible to all who struggle by highlighting and discussing barriers to accessing care.
Want to Get Involved in World Eating Disorders Day? Click here to find out how!
How to Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health – Regardless of Age: A skills based approach using EFFT
This two-day intensive Emotion-Focused Family Therapy workshop with Dr. Katherine Henderson, C.Psych and Dr.Shari Mayman, C.Psych is an incredible opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use,and eating disorders, regardless of their age. Through education, video demonstration and skills practice, parents and caregivers will become equipped with practical strategies with respect to
- managing symptoms
- emotional coaching
- relationship repair
Parents and caregivers will also be supported to identify, work through and overcome many obstacles that surface in this challenging journey.The specific skills taught over the course of the 2 days are meant to be effective regardless of the affected individual’s age or motivation for change. This workshop is open to parents, step-parents, grand-parents, aunts, uncles, spouses, partners and any other adult caregiver – whether or not they are involved in active treatment with their loved one.
DATES: May 13th & 14th,2016
LOCATION: St.George’s Parish, 415 Piccadily Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y0H3
Early bird special $375/person, $650/2 people before April 13th, 2016; $395/person, $690/2 people after April 13th, 2016.
Snacks and Refreshments included, Lunch not provided.
Free Parking on site.
"This self-help group has been a really important step in my recovery.”
“This binge eating group helps me save a small piece of me every week and it’s offering me the opportunity to feel safe and loved.”
“I had wanted support in a group setting for many years, and finally got it. I hope this support community continues to grow and touch others lives like it did mine.”