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 Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 7pm-9pm, at Adobe Conference Centre (343 Preston Street) Flamenco dancer extraordinaire Juliana Pulford of Studio Flamenco and guitarist Philippe Jean of Montreal will enchant you in an evening of Flamenco dance and music. All proceeds will go to Hopewell, eastern Ontarioʼs only eating disorder support centre helping adolescents and their parents cope with the silent killers.
Tickets are $40 (a $20 charitable receipt will be provided # 88008 3522 RR0001)
Click here to buy your ticket now and support Hopewell.
Some of you may have noticed that our blog, Hopewell Voices has not been updated in a while. But we have the good fortune of having a volunteer who also happens to be a writer and who is looking forward to helping us with a blog rejuvenation! We plan to update blog posts on a monthly basis, once we get going this Spring. And we have some ideas of topics or stories we would like to share, but we would love some input from you.
What would you like to know more about?
What story do you want to hear?
And of course, do you have a personal story you would like to share with others.
(These can be shared anonymously, and our volunteer can help with the writing if you don’t feel comfortable doing that part yourself.)
Contact us at email@example.com to share your thoughts!
It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) February 1st-7th, 2015! We’re “Reclaiming Our Reflections”…check this out to learn more how you can raise awareness with us!
for raising awareness and funds for Hopewell at the first ever Ottawa Wedding Awards. Much appreciated!
The Grand Opening of Heartwood House was an amazing success on May 27th! Supporters shared their good wishes on cut-out leaves that were pinned to the Heartwood Tree. Mayor Jim Watson’s message “Best Wishes and Continued Success for Many Years to Come” was written on a large heart, the “heartwood”. Hopewell is very proud to be a member of this wonderful community.
See the CBC news coverage here. Item beings at the 9’46” mark.
Read the Ottawa Citizen coverage here
"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.”