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POPULATION HEALTH: Promotion and Prevention 

Help and HOPE for Eating Disorders  (3 of 3)
6 February 2012

HOPE is growing!

As the number of men and women who recognize their need for help with eating disorders continues to grow, Eastern Health has responded with an additional service aimed at earlier intervention. In October 2011, the HOPE program introduced a pilot project to extend its services to individuals who are in the pre-contemplation stage of change and not yet ready to engage in the full program.

The 10-week rotation of educational and discussion groups enables participants to explore their eating disorder, using a ‘harm reduction’ approach. Krista says the feedback from participants has been positive and HOPE is accepting referrals for the next series of groups.

 
“We are delighted to increase access to the professional expertise here at the HOPE Program. We have seen the profound difference that clinical intervention and support have made in the lives of our clients. Our goal is to offer the appropriate levels of services to all those who have resolved to seek help for their eating disorders, a decision that results in HOPE for a healthier future.”  
 
For additional information on the HOPE Program services and/or the referral process, please call 777-2041. ■

The HOPE Program team 
The HOPE Program Staff
Back Row (Left to Right) Jennifer Vickery, Nancy White, Dr. Sarah Pegrum, Nancy Rogers, Krista Wade. Front Row (Left to Right) Cynthia Burt, Kelly Maloney, Ashley Walsh, Andrea Hann. (Missing from photo are Barbara Squires, Dr. Bridget Picco, Dr. Tanis Adey)


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Updated Feb 7, 2012