8-17% of post-secondary students are affected with an eating disorder, which can disrupt their life, on- and off-campus. This webinar aims to increase the confidence of the many student services professionals — from residence and student life to campus mental health providers — who feel uncertain about how to best support these students. Attendees will learn about the most common ways students with eating disorders present, suggested formal and informal support strategies, resources to learn more about becoming eating disorder informed, and a practical tool that can assist with triaging students to community care.
Ary Maharaj, M.Ed. RP (Qualifying) is the Outreach & Education Coordinator at the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), where he strives to take a preventative, proactive approach to helping people affected by food and weight concerns in hopes of buffering them from developing an eating disorder. He has worked previously in student services and campus mental health at the University of Toronto Scarborough and York University. NEDIC’s national toll-free helpline and online chat service supports thousands of people living in Canada who are living with or affected by an eating disorder every year. Learn more at www.nedic.ca.