The first thing to know is that you’re not alone. Every day Sheena’s Place hears from people just like you, who are scared, ashamed and feel very alone. We are here to help. We are very proud of you for taking the first step on the path to healing. Even if this is as far as you make it for the moment, know that the minute you are ready to take the next step, we’ll be here. Call us, email us or come for a drop in and we will let you know what we can do for you, and help you find resources if you need them.
Sheena’s Place offers free group support for individuals struggling with Eating Disorders, as well as support for family, friends, and partners who have a loved one struggling with an Eating Disorder. You do not require a referral or a diagnosis to attend groups here at Sheena’s Place. We are not a treatment centre, nor do people live here. But we are located in a cozy house in the Annex. We welcome you, ask you to go ahead and grab a coffee or a tea and take a seat on our couch where we think you will gain insights and find hope during one of our support groups.
It can be a very scary time when you’re concerned about someone who might be struggling with an eating disorder. There is a lot of shame and stigma that comes with eating disorders, and you may be unsure of how to speak to your loved one, or feel scared to approach the subject. Know that you’re not alone in this. We encourage you to read through our resources here and gain some knowledge on eating disorders so that you can start to understand what might be going on for your loved one.
At Sheena’s Place, we offer support groups for Family, Friends, Partners and other loved ones who are watching someone they love struggle with an eating disorder. These groups are about YOU and your feelings. As you are well aware, eating disorders don’t just affect those who are directly struggling, but can affect every person whom they are close to. Our family and friend support groups give you the opportunity to talk about YOUR feelings, gain knowledge and get support from others who are in a similar position as you. You can use our registration form to register for those groups.
Thank you for your interest in helping Sheena’s Place. We are always happy to speak with people who want to donate their time or offer financial support to us. If you are interested in hosting an event to raise funds for Sheena’s Place, please e-mail us at [email protected] and we will be happy to provide you with an events package.
There are many ways you can volunteer your time at Sheena’s Place. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer on one of our fundraising committees, at our fundraising events and at Sheena’s Place in an administrative capacity. To inquire about volunteering with Sheena’s place, please click here to view current opportunities.
Sheena’s Place relies on the generous donations of individuals and businesses to continue to offer our services to those in need. No amount is too small; we are grateful to all those who help make a difference in the lives of those suffering from eating disorders. If you would like to make a donation to Sheena’s Place please click here