BC Mental Health Support Line
BC Crisis Line
Canadian Safe Sport Hotline
A provincial resource centre that provides resources, help with system navigation, and parent peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders or disordered eating concerns.
Offers collaborative sport-focused mental health care services (in-person and telehealth) designed to help athletes, coaches, and performing artists achieve their goals while preserving their mental health and well-being.
An international non-profit organization and support centre of and for caregivers (parents and family members) of loved ones suffering from eating disorders.
The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals aged 14+ that are impacted by eating disorders through peer support programs, a 24/7 live-in treatment program, a scholarship program, as well as phone and email assistance to individuals seeking resources and guidance.
Provides information, referrals, and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders. NEDIC operates Canada’s only national toll-free helpline and instant chat service focused on eating disorders. Their client support team is well-equipped to meet a wide variety of client needs, from guidance in accessing treatment options to empathy in a moment of distress. The NEDIC website houses an extensive collection of informational material and a searchable directory of over 700 Canadian treatment and support providers.
UC San Diego's Eating Disorders Center is a university-based, non-profit, Center of Excellence that serves as an international leader in research, treatment, and teaching. Our mission is to improve the lives of those with eating disorders and their families - both at our facilities and around the world - through the creation, dissemination, and practice of cost-effective, evidence-based treatment. Our research examines the neurobiological underpinnings of eating disorders using the latest technologies in neuroimaging and genetics. We translate our findings into data-driven innovative treatments that we use in our clinics serving ages (6-65) and all levels of care.
Co-hosts and Registered Dietitians Ali Eberhardt and Hannah Robinson are dedicated to ditching diet culture, taking weight stigma and fatphobia head on, and cutting the nonsense out of “health & wellness”. New episodes available every Thurday!
Dietician Jennifer Podovennikoff
My name is Jennifer Podovennikoff. I am a registered clinical dietitian. I have also completed a 2 year diploma in sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committee. I have been working as a registered dietitian for the last 15 years. I have experience in many areas of the dietetic profession but my passions lie in the areas of infant/pediatric care, youth/adult eating disorders, sports nutrition and health promotion and education.
I am an avid runner. I believe in the importance of regular exercise to maintain not only a healthy body but also a healthy mind. Food and nutrition are key factors in maintaining a well-balanced body and a well-nourished mind. I have a strong passion to help those individuals who struggle with disordered eating and eating disorders. They often need guidance and support to trust that food is not the enemy and reassurance that adequate nutrition will actually help them to cope or overcome the underlying mental health issue rather than make it worse. Feed your body good nutrition and your mind and your muscles will take care of the rest. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eating Disorders & Athletes Quicksheet for Coaches by Interior Health
The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
Provides free PDF toolkits available for parents and coaches who would like to know how to support family members and athletes who may be affected by eating disorders.
The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA)
Provides a free handbook for coaches and athletics administrators with information to quickly and effectively support college athletes who are at risk of mental health concerns or are experiencing emotional symptoms.
Eating Disorders in Sport by Walden Behavioral Care
Launched in response to the growing mental health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this mental health and substance use website provides immediate text support, resources, and individual counselling.
Offers virtual, over-the-phone, and in-person appointments for young people in BC aged 12-24 for the following services: mental health and substance use services (counselling and therapy), physical health (sexual health, gender affirming care, withdrawal management), youth and family navigation, youth peer support, and social services (housing, income assistance, employment support).
Funded by the Government of Canada this website offers resources for victims and witnessers of abuse, harassment, and discrimination in sport to voice their concerns and learn about next steps.
This training module is specifically aimed at coaches and sports administrators but is a valuable tool for anyone involved in sports. The training is free and helps individuals learn to identify what qualifies as abuse in sport, the appropriate language to use, and the next steps if one is a victim of or witnesses such behavior.