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This online drop-in group is suitable for parents, partners, friends, siblings, loved ones, and supporters of an individual under the age of 18 with an eating disorder/disordered eating.

For groups for people with eating disorders, please refer to our full programming calendar.

About this support group session

Supporting someone under the age of 18 years old and new to EDSNA support groups? New to support groups altogether? Bring your questions, concerns, and experiences to this group, and meet other people supporting a child, youth, or adolescent with an eating disorder/disordered eating.

This session will include:

  • Check-in and support- talk about what you want to talk about

Pending availability, the group may be joined by a parent with Lived Experience supporting a loved one with an eating disorder.

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

Support Group Details


Tuesday, February 15, 2022


6:30 pm – 8:30pm MST (18:30 – 20:30 MST)


Online, via Zoom*

Cost for this session:

$10 **


Karen Wadson, R.Psych

*You will receive the link to attend the Zoom meeting an hour before the meeting is set to start.  A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate. If you do not receive a confirmation email within one (1) business day of registering, please email .

**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.

About your facilitator:

Karen Wadson, R.Psych

Karen is a registered psychologist in Calgary with over 10 years of counselling experience. She practices from a client centered approach, which views the client as the expert on their own life, and she draws interventions from psycho-dynamic, CBT, solution focused and narrative therapies to assist clients in making the changes they would like to have in their lives. Her particular area of specialization is in the area of disordered eating and body image. She holds advanced training in the treatment of eating disorders through the International Association of Eating Disorder Prevention (IAEDP).


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