Nationwide Eating Disorder Survey - Deadline June 27th
by Amy Pezzente on Wed, 2016-06-15 13:38
The National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) and other stakeholders across the country need your help identifying the top priorities that a Canadian National Eating Disorder Strategy should address.
We want to reach out to as many experts as possible, like you, to complete this 10-minute survey to give us your feedback on the key areas for action and to let us know if you would like to be more involved in the process by joining our working group and/or providing us with additional contacts in the ED community: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8H29DEAeypQJzjn
The results of the survey will be used to help us determine our next steps as we prepare for our first Canadian Eating Disorders Community Group meeting in Winnipeg on September 28th, 2016. Please complete and distribute this survey as soon as possible to all your colleagues so that we can gather a truly national perspective on the way forward. Surveys must be submitted by June 27th, 2016.
NIED is a not-for-profit coalition of families with loved ones suffering from Eating Disorders. We collaborate with community groups, doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, schools, social workers, the courts, agencies and like-minded organizations to increase awareness, encourage understanding and initiate prevention of Eating Disorders. Together, we strive to increase awareness that Eating Disorders are treatable, brain-based mental health illnesses and to decrease stigma and discrimination against sufferers. Like you, we know they deserve the same respect, support, treatment, funding, research and parity as every other physical and mental health illness in Canada.
During the past four years NIED has worked diligently to ensure Eating Disorders are acknowledged and included in mental health discussions, policies, mental health organizations, programs, decisions, campaigns and agendas. Our ongoing relationship with key stakeholders in the mental health community include: CMHA-Canadian Mental Health Association, MHCC-Mental Health Commission of Canada, MDSC-Mood Disorder Society of Canada, PHAC-Public Health Agency of Canada and CAMIMH-Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health. These collaborative relationships enable NIED to discuss Eating Disorders with governments at the provincial and federal levels.
We would like all provinces and territories to be represented at the one-day event in Winnipeg on September 28th to share the information gathered from these surveys, brainstorm and build on the working committees' draft objectives and strategies. We know we can work together more effectively and leave the forum with concrete goals and an action plan.