Eating Disorders

Pinwheel Education Series: Eating Disorders & Substance Use Recording
On Tuesday April 24th, 2018 experts explored the connection between eating disorders and substance use, the impacts on child and youth mental health, as well as strategies and resources available for families and caregivers to best support their loved ones and themselves. Listen to the recording of the event.

Eating Disorders & Substance Use

Date: 
24 April 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3N1 49° 14' 41.7084" N, 123° 7' 35.9688" W

Many youth who struggle with eating disorders also struggle with substance use. The co-occurrence of eating disorders and substance can significantly impact child/youth mental health. Join our panel as they explore connection between these disorders, as well as strategies and resources available families and caregivers to best support children/youth with eating disorders and substance use.

Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Lisa Burns (parent with lived experience)

Dr. Vicki Klassen (General Practitioner with expertise in eating disorders, youth and addiction medicine) 

Elspeth Humphries (Regional Coordinator for Fraser Health’s Eating Disorders Program)

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A Letter to Your Body

For anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder, you know that the body becomes the enemy.  You are separate from your body as it betrays you time and time again.  It becomes a torturous battleground for the war that is going on in your mind and we abuse it without giving a second thought.

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Le soutien aux repas pour les jeunes ayant un trouble alimentaire (Eating Disorders Meal Support Video in French)
This video provides strategies to help parents and families provide structure and support to youth with eating disorders before, during and after meals.
Translation: en

Controlling our Weather

How cool would it be to control the ‘weather’ of our minds – but like the outside weather, it is going to do what it’s going to do.  When it comes to our minds, it seems to be just chatter, chatter, and more chatter!  And unfortunately for most people, a lot of that chatter can make us feel badly about ourselves.  So bad that

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Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Youth Ambassador Pinwheel--Eating Disorders and Relapse
This is a special Pinwheel on eating disorders and relapse, coordinated by one of our Youth Ambassadors, in honour of Eating Disorders Awareness Month.

Youth Ambassador Pinwheel: Eating Disorders and Relapse

Date: 
28 February 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3N1 49° 14' 41.7084" N, 123° 7' 35.9688" W

Our next Pinwheel on February 28th will be on Eating Disorders and Relapse. This is a special Pinwheel being hosted by one of our Youth Ambassadors, hosted by youth for youth in honour of Eating Disorders Awareness Month.

 

Missed the session? You can listen to the recording below in "Resources"

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Cost: 

Free!

Speakers: 

Shyann Vallette, Youth Ambassador

Andrea Vukobrat, FamilySmart™ Youth in Residence, Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator

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Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Week is finally HERE!

Body image among youth in BC is a growing problem. “A third of healthy weight males were trying to gain weight, while 52% of healthy weight females were trying to lose weight.” (McCreary Centre Society, 2013). 

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Can we stop the weight loss talk, please?

I am someone who struggled with bulimia for 6 years and binge eating disorder for many years before that. I have a very complex relationship with food and spent most of my teenage years sneaking as much of it as I could and my early adult years restricting it to the point where I had managed to narrow down four kinds of food that I had the “right” to not purge.

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Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Supporting a Friend or Loved One with an Eating Disorder
In this Pinwheel we learn about how to support a friend or loved one with an eating disorder.

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.