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PEDAW

Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 1 - 7, 2021

PEDAW poster

The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week (PEDAW) 2021 runs from February 1-7 across BC. It's led by Jessie's Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention & Awareness, a program of Family Services of the North Shore. Events include:

  • Loving Our Bodies and Ourselves During a Pandemic, a collection of videos, art, words, and other submissions from around the province. Share your own experiences and enter a chance to win a gift card!

  • Virtual conversations through FamilySmart's In the Know education and networking events and Open Hearts, Honest Conversations, a podcast by Family Services of the North Shore.

  • The premiere of a reading of The Voice in the Mirror, a play commissioned by the Vancouver Coastal Health Eating Disorders Program. This event takes place February 4 from 7:00pm-8:00pm on Zoom.

  • #ShowPurpleLove social media campaign with @loveourbodies.

  • Light up purple: landmarks around BC will be lit in purple lights to support PEDAW.

For more information and links to events, visit jessieslegacy.com/pedaw/.

Check in on your body image

Jessie's Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention & Awareness and the Canadian Mental Health Association's BC Division created a short 16-question tool to help you think about your own body image and relationship with food. Take the self-test on HeretoHelp.

 

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