In honor of eating disorders awareness month every February, the ongoing Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement is celebrating our annual Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign!
The Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement is putting on a FREE public panel event to celebrate and acknowledge Eating Disorders Awareness Month (every February!) and promote prevention and awareness of eating disorders. We are proud to provide this opportunity for you to listen and ask questions to our panelists as they share their illuminated perspectives on the event theme, “Helping a Friend or Loved One Struggling with an Eating Disorder.”
Our panelists come with expertise in, connection to, and actions on the real-world desires and struggles that individuals have with body-image, self-esteem and eating disorders. We thank them for sharing their knowledge, personal experience, and insights in the area. By attending you will have the opportunity to engage in useful discussion and thoughtful dialogue and leave with a rich learning experience and better understanding on how to help a friend or loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder!
WHEN: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
WHERE: University of British Columbia: Robson Square, 800 Robson Street., Vancouver, BC in the Main Lecture Theatre. Directions for the event can be found here: http://bit.ly/1I648ap
WHO CAN ATTEND: Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!
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Erica Monk is excited to be involved with the PEDAW panel since it is about bringing awareness to issues that have largely impacted her life. She recently graduated from the SFU Psychology program with First Class Distinction and is interested in all things mental health related. She is passionate about helping others live the best life possible – whatever that means for them, and is currently working with youth who struggle with mental illness. Her dream is to become a police officer so she spends a lot of time training for the POPAT – it is not easy! In the past, Erica was a competitive figure skater and loves to hit the ice whenever she can, although she admits she is a bit rusty. While she loves travelling, you can usually find her trying new restaurants around town with friends, or on her couch watching the latest murder mystery.
Joanna Zelichowska brings a significant amount of experience, passion, and leadership in eating disorders treatment and prevention. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia in the fall of 2015. Her thesis work focused on the impact of the body image, weight bias stigma, and appearance ideal internalization on women’s cognitive distraction during sexual activity and sexual desire. For the past 7 years she has been working as a part of the research team at St. Paul’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program where she has been interested in understanding the role of self-compassion and social support in promoting resilience to shape and weight concerns and disordered eating.
PARKING: To access the Robson Square's underground parking, travel to the corner of Howe Street and Nelson Street (Howe Street is a one-way street). Once you have entered the parking lot, follow the directional signs to UBC Robson Square parking area.
PUBLIC TRANSIT: The Translink website allows you to plan your trip via transit to UBC Robson Square from any Lower Mainland location. Closest skytrain station is Granville Station on the Expo Line.
DID YOU KNOW:
This year, our National Eating Disorders Awareness theme for all of Canada is:
Eating Disorders Are Not a Choice
Follow along by using hashtags #notachoice and #EDAW2017 !
For more information, please email pedaw[at]familyservices.bc.ca
*FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO US! Please remember to fill out our online feedback form after the event to help us improve future events: fluidsurveys.com/s/pedaw2017