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RECOVERY FOR EVERY BODY.

 

As a leader driving change, Body Brave is a charity providing accessible eating disorder treatment and support, as well as advancing community training and education.

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Eating disorders are complex, brain-based illnesses caused in part by genetics1. –>

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Dieting & body image issues put people at risk for developing an eating disorder2. –>

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An estimated 2.9 million Canadians struggle. It is the 3rd most prevalent mental illness3. –>

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They have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness (10-15%) 4–>

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As weight, food & body image issues increase, we are facing a national crisis. –>

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The good news is that these issues are preventable & treatable.

EMPOWERING CARE FOR EVERY BODY.

 

We believe in a world where person-centered, timely disordered eating/eating disorder treatment is accessible for all.

On the ground, we offer evidence-based, community treatment. We work collaboratively with people to develop the insight, tools and skills they need to achieve recovery. But recovery is not just on the person. We believe that sustainable recovery is a shared, community responsibility. So, on a national level, we work with institutions and organizations to address systemic barriers to recovery. Over the next two years, our focus in on educating communities and training providers.

Given the right tools and the community support, recovery can be accessible for all.

COMMUNITY TREATMENT FOR EVERY BODY

If people are able to access empowering treatment quickly, 75% of those struggling with eating disorders can fully recover. Despite this, only one in ten receive appropriate treatment and even fewer receive it early in their journey. Find out how community treatment, like ours, can change things for every body.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR EVERY BODY

Stigma, misdiagnosis and long waitlists lead to avoidable eating disorder deaths. Neither healthcare professionals nor the public feel equipped to deal with the unfolding national crisis. Find out how training and education can change this for every body.

OUR IMPACT

clients have reached out in just two years.

medical students & providers educated.

hours of low-barrier treatment and support offered.

%

of clients say that programs were helpful to their recovery.

FROM OUR CLIENTS

"In a system that's flawed. With a diagnosis that is stigmatized. Where treatment is few and far between. Stuck on a waiting list...

Lost in the system. Trying to survive. I found Body Brave. A supportive, informative, safe place to heal. A place that is paving the way for individuals to seek help with ED. The doctors and dietitian are compassionate, understanding, know-ledgable and experienced. They helped me see I have a life worth living. That ED doesn’t define me. That I am strong and capable of healing. Thank you for helping me save myself. “

MEGAN

(names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients)

"Body Brave has helped me immensely with Binge Eating Disorder. Dr. Trollope and staff are kind, caring and compassionate...

and have taught me how to have a healthier relationship with my body, and with food.  The support groups and other programs have helped me through tough times, and I am so grateful for everyone at Body Brave. “
 
CAITLIN

(names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients)

"I have been attending Body Brave since March 2019. The On The Journey pod has, and continues to be a key part in my recovery...

Being that I have been fighting my eating disorder for 14 years I have tried many programs and groups. Nothing can compare to the impact Body Brave has made on my life. I can’t fully express with words the gratitude I have for everyone at Body Brave, it’s truly saved me.”

JOANNE

(names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients)

 

1. National Eating Disorders Information Centre 

2. National Eating Disorders Collaboration

3. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Prevalence of eating disorders over the 2000-2018 period: a systematic literature review

4. Arcelus, J., Mitchell, A. J., Wales, J., & Nielsen, S. (2011). Mortality rates in patients with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders: A meta-analysis of 36 studies. Archives of General Psychiatry, 68, 724-731.

Body Brave's increased treatment groups have been supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Hamilton Community Foundation. 

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