Prepared by Carla Mantie, Interior Health, MHSU Practice Lead
Interior Health Authority
The Annual Interior Eating Disorder Forum was initially prompted in response to the Ministry of Health (MoH), in collaboration with Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) announcement of its Action Plan for Provincial Services for People with Eating Disorders. The action plan targets the full continuum of care from Prevention and Promotion, to Primary, Secondary, Acute and Tertiary Care. The forum was established to bring together stakeholders to share information, learn and work together to plan services.
This Canadian-based resource includes answers to frequently asked questions about role modelling and teaching in order to positively impact your students. Topics include: self-esteem and body image, media literacy, healthy school environments and more.
Mary Lamoureux, IH Clinical Nurse Specialist for Eating Disorders, and Jessica Callin, UBC MD student.
Interior Health Authority
The 2018 Eating Disorders Toolkit for Primary Care Practitioners (PCP) in BCwas developed as a resource to promote recognition and prevention of medical morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders, as
This Guide is a resource for recovering from an eating disorder, written by those with lived experience
It was created for people who are recovering from an eating disorder. In a survey of commonly-asked questions related to eating disorders, we received over 200 responses from people who had struggled with body image and eating issues themselves. The responses we received were rich with advice and heartwarming quotes. http://bit.ly/1dOu3Vx
A roadmap for making mental health and addictions care better for people in British Columbia.
People experiencing mental health and addictions challenges will soon have better access to the services they need, thanks to a new vision for care outlined in A Pathway to Hope: A roadmap for making mental health and addictions care better for people in British Columbia.
• Do I think I have a problem with avoidant or restrictive eating? • Am I medically stable for outpatient treatment? • Am I taking in at least some calories by mouth at this time? • Do I think that making changes to my eating would make me healthier or happier? • Am I able to attend weekly CBT-AR sessions? • Am I willing to do at-home practice tasks between sessions?
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)’s new guide, Binge Eating: Breaking the Cycle, was developed in response to the needs expressed by people who have contacted about their struggles with Binge Eating Disorder. Many people want practical suggestions for regaining control over eating disorder behaviors and more information about this illness.
Lead authors: Debra Katzman, Mark Norris, Pei-Yoong Lam
Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program
The Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program has released its 2017 findings. One of the studies is on ARFID (lead authors: Debra Katzman and Mark Norris; with Pei-Yoong Lam as one of the co-investigators). Key findings on the ARFID study below (starting on p. 15)