Client Newsletter

Thursday April 2, 2020

Welcome to our first EDFNL Newsletter as we try to keep you connected and updated with resources that we hope you will find helpful to support you as we all go through these difficult times.  In each Newsletter we will provide a quick overview of the resources and links and attachments we are suggesting.

National Eating Disorder Information Center (NEDIC)

NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders.  This below information is taken from the NEDIC webpage:

We believe that through open, supportive dialogue, we can help break the shame, stigma and silence that affect nearly 1 million Canadians living with a diagnosable eating disorder — and the millions of others who are struggling with food and weight preoccupation. 

Covid-19 Update

Instant chat is still available from 9am – 9pm Monday – Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm. Emails will be answered during those hours. The NEDIC helpline (1-866-NEDIC-20 and 416-340-4156) will be open from 11am to 7pm Monday – Thursday and Friday from 11 am – 5pm. All times EST. We strongly encourage you to connect with us over chat or email!

Read our COVID-19 + ED FAQs here, and read our blog about COVID-19 here

https://nedic.ca/covid-19-ed-faqs/

Beat Eating Disorders Today (Beat)
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Below are a couple of links I found on their site with some information you may find helpful.

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/difficult-emotions

COVID-19: Tips & Advice for People with an Eating Disorder
 Click here for an article located on The Butterfly Foundation website, out of Australia.  This article may provide some helpful information for you.

Mental Health First Aid – Covid 19
Click here for an article I located on the Mental Health Commission of Canada website.  The article includes helpful information about taking care of yourself and a list of resources available.

Please stay safe and remember to email me if you would like to be included in future EDFNL Newsletter this spring. 

Patricia Nash
Counselor EDFNL
patricia@edfnl.ca