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This ONLINE support group is for ADULTS (18+) with eating disorders.

For the parents, partners, and loved ones, please refer to our Full Programming Calendar.

Because no one should have to face an eating disorder alone, this ONLINE, professionally facilitated support group promotes self discovery in a safe space.

This support group is:

  • Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
  • Intended to support to those wishing to continue on the path of recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
  • Limited to a small number of participants allow everyone to participate fully.

Individuals interested in participating do not require proof of diagnosis. While this group will help participants explore the topics associated with Binge Eating Disorder, this group is open to those with all manner of disordered eating behaviour.

Support Group Details

Dates:  January 24, 31 (+) February 7, 14, 21, 28 (+) March 7, 14

(Can’t make these dates? Check our full programming calendar for other options)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (1830 – 2030 MST)

Location: Online, via Join.Me*

Cost: $80 (online, using Paypal)**

Facilitator: Patty Rempel, MEd., BSW, RSW

*Currently, EDSNA uses the video conferencing app “Join.Me” to conduct online groups. Detailed instructions to download and use the app will be sent one week prior to start date. A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate.

**EDSNA does not want financial barriers to stop a participant from attending a support group. Please email to discuss your circumstances, as we may be able to reduce or waive your fees.

About Your Facilitator

Patty has been working in the field of mental health with families and individuals for more than 25 years. She is a registered social worker and has a master’s degree in health education with a specialization in eating disorders.

Patty practices through the Health At Every Size® lens, which supports the definition that health is much more than physical, as we must acknowledge the social determinants of health. She aims to help her clients improve their relationship with body, food and mind by working through issues of internalized weight stigma, formative experiences of body shame and years of damaging messages from diet culture. Patty advocates that health cannot be determined by looking at a person’s body size, and that all bodies can experience health or ill health regardless of the number on the scale and as such, all bodies are entitled to dignity, respect and compassion.

Presently she works as a mental health therapist for AHS in chronic disease management providing psychosocial assessment and treatment focused on helping patients identify and overcome barriers to achieving their health goals. She also has a private practice in Red Deer providing therapeutic interventions to those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image dissatisfaction.


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