Online Drop-In Group for Caregivers

Topic A: What to Know About Eating Disorders (ED101)

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 group is an opportunity to learn more about eating disorders. The session will also touch on aspects of communication and self-reflection.

Topics covered will include:

  • “What is an eating disorder?”
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Risk factors and warning signs of eating disorder development
  • Language- the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of eating disorders
  • Evaluating your own beliefs & biases – how they might affect your ability to support someone in recovery

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

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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 info@EDSNA.ca for more information.

Series Details

Date for this session:

  • July 17, 2024

Time:

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

Location:

Online, via Zoom

Cost for this session:

$10 – payable on Jane

Facilitator:

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 one’s ability to seek support for themselves or a loved one. Please email info@edsna.ca if pricing of this group is a concern, as we may be able to reduce or waive your fees.

– If you do not receive a confirmation email within one (1) business day of registering, please email info@edsna.ca.

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.