Online BIPOC Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating Support Group
This ONLINE support group is for anyone (18+) belonging to the BIPOC community that is experiencing an eating disorder, disordered eating, and/or experiencing anxiety around food, eating, and body image.
You do not need proof of diagnosis to enroll.
This group is open to those with all manner of disordered eating behaviour.
About This Group
Join Registered Social Worker Mo Bamuwagun in this 8-week online support group. Discuss what you want to discuss in this recovery-focused environment; come find support, connection, and “take up space” with us.
PLEASE NOTE: While this group is open to anyone experiencing an eating disorder or disordered eating, it is intended for people who identify as BIPOC individuals.
This group is intended as support, and is not a substitute for treatment. We encourage you to speak with your Physician about treatment options specific to your circumstances.
EDSNA support groups are always:
- Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
- Intended to support those wishing to continue on the path of recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.
- Limited to a small number of participants to allow everyone to participate fully.
Individuals interested in participating DO NOT require proof of diagnosis. This group is open to those with all manner of disordered eating behaviour.
Support Group Details
This group will meet on eight (8) Tuesdays.
- May 9, 16, 23, 30
- June 6, 13, 20, 27
This is a multi-week group. Registration for this series includes all eight (8) sessions.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (18:00 – 20:00 MST)
Online via Zoom, details sent separately*
$80 (online, via Jane)**
Mo Bamuwagun, RSW
*A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate. Please be sure to review your confirmation email carefully, and the information to download and use “Zoom”, as well as the “Guidelines for Groups” document will be in the email. The zoom link to access the sessions will be sent via email on the afternoon of the start date for the group.
**EDSNA does not want financial barriers to stop a participant from attending a support group. Please email info@EDSNA.ca to discuss your circumstances, as we may be able to reduce your fees, or waive them entirely.
About Your Facilitator
Registered Social Worker
Mo is a Registered Social Worker with a clinical specialization in adult mental health and addictions. She was born in Nigeria, West Africa and started her work within mental health from there. She has worked with individuals, families, couples and young adults across the lifespan and across various mental health and addiction concerns. From the beginning of her career, she has had intersectional encounters with disordered eating of various kinds, both within the BIPOC community and the wider population. In her current roles, both as a mental health therapist with AHS and in her private practice, she has continued to encounter concerning presentations of disordered eating. Her approach to therapy is centered on being weight inclusive, body positive, intuitive and importantly, being curious about intersecting interactions between systems and the individual. She is trained in a wide range of therapeutic interventions and is a licensed Trauma Therapist.