Support Groups

Peer Support Group

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

January 17 – March 7, 2017

Ages 17+

This group is an informal network of individuals who share common struggles with food, weight and body image. The group helps to break the isolation that is so common to those who struggle with eating disorders as well as provide participants with an opportunity to share their feelings, thoughts, and emotions in a non-judgemental environment. Facilitated by Hopewell volunteers.

Fee: $30; Must register in advance through self-referral, please contact Hopewell by email or phone.

Over-30 Support Group

Wednesdays; 6:30pm-8pm

February 1 – March 22, 2017

The Over-30 Support Group will allow individuals 30 years of age and older to come together and help each other make lifestyle changes that lead to recovery. This Support Group will provide participants with an opportunity to share their experiences, acquire positive coping skills, and gain supportive advice. Facilitated by Lola Sholagbade, M.A., RP, C.C.C.

Fee: $125; Must register in advance through self-referral, please contact Hopewell by email or phone.

Family & Friends Support Group

Time TBD

Held at the offices of Anchor Psychological Services, 1308 Wellington Street West

 The Family & Friends Support Group is an opportunity for caregivers of individuals struggling with an eating disorder, to receive information and support in a warm and empathic environment. Group facilitators spend part of each group providing education and skills practice, but considerable emphasis is placed on open discussion and peer support. This group is rooted in an approach known as Emotion Focused Family Therapy, and aims to help caregivers support their loved ones in both practical and emotional ways—whether or not they are involved in active treatment with their loved one, and regardless of age and motivation to change.

 

Facilitated by Dr. Hien Nguyen C. Psych. and   Dr. Sarah Norwood C. Psych.

Fee: $100 per individual, $150 per couple, and $50 for each additional family member

 

 

We ask that you consider making a donation for tax receipt on top of payment of the fee, to enable us to support those who are not able to afford these services. Thank you.

 Groups may be held at various locations, please contact us to inquire about the location of a specific group.
Programs can also be viewed on our Winter 2017 Program Flyer PDF

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Testimonials

"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.”