Hopewell offers non-judgmental peer support programs such as support groups and mentoring to those individuals looking for guidance and hope in their recovery from an eating disorder. Hopewell also provides support programs for to family and friends affected by eating disorders.

If you are looking for further information on our programs or would like to discuss treatment providers in the city, please email us at or call 613.241.3428. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm.

For more immediate support, or if you are in crisis, please contact one of the resources below:

If you are experiencing a crisis:

Distress Centre of Ottawa – main Distress Line at 613-238-3311 (within Ottawa) or 1-866-676-1080 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 613-722-6914 (within Ottawa) or 1-866-996-0991

If you would like to connect with a Helpline specifically for eating disorders:

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)   Helpline open Monday to Friday 9am until 9pm EST  Toll FREE   1-866-633-4220

If you are a family member looking for support: 

Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)

  • Crisis services: For Children and Youth up to 18 years of age 613.260.2360 (within Ottawa) or 1.877.377.7775 or

The 24/7 Crisis Line makes sure that youth in crisis — or anyone concerned about them — can talk to someone who understands and wants to help. *For youth over the age of 16, please contact the Mental Health Crisis Line


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"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.”