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February 1-7, 2016 is Eating Disorder Awareness week and The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign has a number of FREE activities. Read below for all the details.
Win an Ipad Mini in The Hunt to Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves!
Date: Feb 1 - 29
Want to win prizes? Using your Android, iPhone or tablet device, complete missions for points using a free app called "GooseChase," all in the name of Eating Disorders Awareness! Grand prize is an iPad Mini (donated by Family Services of the North Shore)!
Random Draw Prizes:
The game runs February 1, 2016 at 12:00amPST until February 29th, 2016 at 11:59pmPST
How to Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves Pinwheel Education Series Event
A partnership event with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Date: Feb. 4, 2016
Details: Body image is perhaps the least understood and most complex of the issues the society experiences. The repetition of negative messages and experiences over time about our bodies can become internalized and influence not only our self-perception and self-talk, but about the body itself.
This special Pinwheel event, taking place during Eating Disorders Awareness week, will address the interplay between our brain, body and beliefs. Listeners will learn strategies that they can use so we can all learn how to love our bodies and love ourselves!
#Purple4PEDAW Feb. 5th
#Purple4PEDAW is a day designed to bring awareness to eating disorders. Various landmarks in BC will be turning #Purple4PEDAW in support including BC Place, Sails of Light (Canada Place), Olympic Cauldron Arms at Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre) and more! Our list in progress of participating venues can be viewed here.
How you can support #Purple4PEDAW
The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is a BC Province wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem. The initiative is led by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul ’s Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses and Project True. PEDAW is launched annually in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year.