Online Drop-In Group for Caregivers

Topic E: Support Group for New Supporters

This online drop-in group is suitable for parents, partners, friends, siblings, loved ones, and supporters of anyone with eating disorders.

About This Group

This session will discuss some of the challenges parents and loved ones face early in their support journey supporting a loved one.

Topics covered will include:

  • Disentangling the loved one from the illness
  • General support and validation of feelings
  • Peer support and open discussion
  • Reconnecting and setting boundaries

This group will also leave time and space for participants to bring their own questions and topics for discussion.

This group might be useful for caregivers supporting a loved one newly accessing treatment; caregivers noticing new symptoms in an undiagnosed loved one; and/or caregivers with a loved one who is newly diagnosed.

EDSNA support groups are always:

  • Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
  • Intended to support to those wishing to support someone through their path to recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
  • Focused on fostering a sense of empowerment and hope
  • Focused on promoting self-discovery in a safe space
  • Limited to a small number of participants allow everyone to participate fully.

Questions about this group? Email for more information.

Series Details

Dates for this session includes:

  • March 13, 2024

Please register for each session individually– available dates will be listed on the ticketing page.


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm MST (18:00 – 20:00 MST)


Online, via Zoom

Cost for this session:

$10 – payable on Jane


Chantelle Jensen, Registered Nurse

Additional Information:

– You will receive the link to attend the Zoom meeting no later than an hour before the meeting is set to start.

– A computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone and internet access are required to participate.

– EDSNA strives to ensure that financial considerations are not barriers to ones ability to seek support for themselves or a loved one. Please email if pricing of this group is a concern, as we may be able to reduce or waive your fees.

– You will receive the link for the Zoom meeting directly from your facilitator. Please check your spam folder if you have not received the link by the scheduled meeting time.

About Your Facilitator

Chantelle Jensen

Registered Nurse

Chantelle Jensen is a Registered Nurse based out of the Calgary area. She has 11 years experience nursing and has worked with Eating Disorders starting in 2012. Her nursing background includes inpatient Eating Disorders at Foothills Hospital, all levels of care associated with the Calgary Eating Disorder Program, Adolescent Mental Health, Addictions and Forensics. Chantelle holds certificates in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma informed care.