Family Consultation Program

Are you concerned about a loved one possibly having an eating disorder? Are you attempting to support a loved one with their struggle with an eating disorder?

At the Eating Disorder Foundation we firmly believe that parents and caregivers do not cause eating disorders. In fact research says that parents and caregivers are the best resource for recovery of a loved one with an eating disorder. At the Foundation we have a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of families.

Regardless of their age, we believe that individuals want to be supported by their parents or caregivers, and parents and caregivers want to support their loved ones in their recovery. However, despite their best efforts, some parents and caregivers feel ill-equipped to do so, either due to practical barriers, a lack of confidence or never having learned the skills themselves.

Research also tells us that parents, siblings, partners and the entire family as a whole are affected by the physical and emotional results when a family member has an eating disorder.

Sometimes families are so focused on the struggles of the person with the eating disorder that they minimize the disruption to their own lives.

If you need support or guidance to get help for your loved one with an eating disorder please contact the Eating Disorder Foundation info@edfnl.ca.

We are a provincial Foundation so please reach out for assistance no matter where in Newfoundland and Labrador you may reside.

Some key mental health options for you in NL:
Eastern Health Mental Health and Addictions Eating Disorder Services
Janeway Mental Health and Addictions Eating Disorder Services
Bridge the Gapp
Doorways Program Eastern Health
Doorways Program Western Health
Doorways Program Central Health
Doorways Program Labrador Grenfell Health

CHANNAL Warm Line 1-855-753-2560 9 am – 12 midnight
Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line 811 available 24 hours; 7 days/week
Crisis Text Line Text ‘Talk’ to 686868 24 hours; 7 days/week
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868