Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Online peer support for eating disorders

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1542078-eating-disorder-group-to-launch-online-peer-support-service#

The crowning event of the week is the launching of the online peer support service.

“We are so excited about that,” Hebert-Boyd said. “It’s a big, big step for us because we’ve really wanted to expand our support groups to outside of HRM. We know there’s a need because we get lots of calls from people across the province who have a really difficult time finding any mental health support in their community, especially if they’re in a small, rural community.”

People don’t have to leave the comfort of their own home to take part.

“It’s accessible and anonymous and free,” Hebert-Boyd said.

The sessions will be offered once a week on Wednesday nights. Access is through a portal on the Eating Disorders Nova Scotia website. It works like a chat room. There will be a moderator, who is an experienced peer mentor, and people can participate as much or little as they want.