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RESOURCES

Below are some of the organizations in the Montreal area offering support, semi-regular/full treatments, and information for individuals experiencing disordered eating. If you are a McGill student and unsure about what and how much your insurance will cover, you can find details at the links below:

eating disorder specific

Find more information at www.anebquebec.com

Helpline: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

  • Montreal: (514) 630-0907
  • Toll Free: 1 (800) 630-0907

 www.bodybrave.ca

SERVICES
Community treatment and breaking down systemic barriers to recovery for those experiencing disordered eating and eating disorders.

In- Person Treatment & Support:
Individual psychotherapy
Large group sessions
Specialized small group sessions
Virtual and In- Person Workshops
Virtual Support

ACCESSIBILITY
A small registration fee and a short initial appointment may be necessary to access services but the services are free. 

 
SERVICES
A space for folks with eating disorders to connect with each other in a group setting.
 
ACCESSIBILITY
Free, online peer support.
No diagnosis or referral necessary.
 

NEDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders and advocating for prevention and access to quality care for those with eating disorders. You can access their online forum here.

HELPLINE: (800) 931-2237
Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

CHATLINE: Chat link
Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

www.nedic.ca
Central Resources Search

SERVICE
NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders.

HELPLINE: 1 (866) 633-4220
Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

CHATLINE: Chat link
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Online peer support chat program

Hand in Hand support

24/7 personal recovery space

www.lookingglassbc.com/hand-in-hand

SERVICE: Anonymous Online Support Groups through Chat Rooms

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Free
  • Anonymous
  • Available everywhere for all ages and experiences
  • No diagnosis or referral necessary to access service
  • Overseen by a trained moderator
  • Provides support rather than therapy
  • Conversation is recovery focused and non-judgmental

SERVICE: In person or virtual one on one support with a Looking Glass Volunteer

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Confidential, Regular
  • Available to anyone over 16 years old who wants to recover from an E.D.
  • Support, not treatment
  • Program pairs each person with a volunteer based on their background and interests, and after an initial meeting, they then meet regularly for around 60-90 minutes per week
  • Volunteers are educated and aware of eating disorders and have an outlook on what recovery is, but respectful of each individual’s journey and wishes
  • Site specifies that all participants must be medically and psychiatrically stable

https://fedupcollective.org/resources

FEDUP is a collective of trans+, intersex, and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. 

SERVICE

  • Support groups, trainings
  • A list of inclusive providers on their website.

https://www.nalgonapositivitypride.com/sage-and-spoon

A support space for Black, Indigenous, and people of color to have intentional spaces where they can share their experiences with eating disorders and how they’re influenced by race, colonialism, and socioeconomic oppression.

SERVICE

Free online monthly peer support group for folks struggling with disordered and body-image.

https://www.bodyreborn.org/

An intersectional and restorative healing space for people of color with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors.

SERVICE

Free, culturally-resonant peer support groups.

www.cliniquebaca.com

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Fee Associated For 18+
  • Referral from doctor, another service provider, or self referral
  •  

SERVICE

  • Clinical supervision
  • Support Groups (Anorexia and bulimia – Binge /compulsive eating issues – Family member / friend suffering from an eating disorder – Size, weight, and shape preoccupation)
  • Nutritional Counselling
  • Psychoeducation
  • Distance Therapy
  •  

CONTACT 

  • Phone:  (514) 544-2323 | 1-833-544-2323
  • Address: 32121 Crescent street, suite 200, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2C1
  • Email: info@cliniquebaca.com
  • Operating Hours:  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

www.douglas.qc.ca/page/eating-disorders-program

ACCESSIBILITY

  • For 18+
  • Referral from doctor
  • Preliminary Evaluation by phone with Institute
  • Program supplies wait times and resources for professional service or support services to use during the wait

SERVICE

  • Day Program (8 week group-based treatment)
  • Day Hospital (intensive therapy without overnight supervision)
  • In-Patient Unit (full 24-hour hospitalization and intensive, specialized treatment)
  • Out-Patient Unit (individual, family/couple, and group therapy, pharmacological therapy, nutritional therapy)

CONTACT

  • Phone: (514) 761-6131, extension 2895
  • Address: 6603-6605 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4H 1R3
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/eating-disorders

SERVICE
Recovery resources, information and treatment for those experiencing substance abuse.
Eating disorders or support for those who know someone experiencing these conditions.

general mental health support

https://connectepsychology.com/en/home/

SERVICES
They provide workshops, support groups, and psychotherapy sessions; using CBT, ACT, DBT, and other mindfulness-based therapies.

ACCESSIBILITY
Trained psychologists; no referral needed; accepts insurance.

https://headandhands.ca/

SERVICES
Medical services with or without health insurance.

Free legal clinics and volunteer lawyers.
Youth-oriented counseling and tutoring services.
Workshops, activities, events, and community meals for parents under the age of 25.
Communal maker space for youth aged 12-17.
Street Work outreach program for youth and/or drug users in CDN-NDG.

ACCESSIBILITY:
For youth aged 12-25

Parents under the age of 25
Free and/or low cost support and services

CONTACT:
Tel: (514) 481-0277

Fax: (514) 481-2336
Email: info@headandhands.ca

https://affordabletherapynetwork.com/

SERVICES
Virtual and in-person counselling with trained therapists

ACCESSIBILITY
Low cost and sliding scale options

Virtual meetings
Across Canada

https://www.montrealtherapy.com

SERVICES
Virtual meetings with a therapist.

Art, drama, and group therapy available.

ACCESSIBILITY
For individuals, couples, and families.

community specific resources

CACTUS: Supports trans health and well being; mutual aid promotion, and outreach work.

Gender Spectrum: A national organization committed to the health and well-being of gender-diverse children and teens by providing education and support for families, as well as training and guidance for educators, medical and mental health providers, and other professionals.

Healthy Trans: Trans health and surgery resources by Gaines Blasdel, including insurance information and health education.

L’Institut pour la santé trans: Training, consultation and clinical supervision to professionals in health, social services, human resources, and education for gender-diverse individuals. List of health professionals that provide gender affirming care.

Montreal LGBTQ+ Community Center: Offers spaces to rent; provides meeting spaces, and organizes group discussions; provides a network of individual and community support.

Power Makes Us Sick: A zine detailing how to create autonomous trans healthcare networks.

Project 10: A nonprofit community organisation that supports the wellbeing of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth aged 14-25.

Survivor Arts Collective: Peer, trans and queer led collective providing art based support groups and peer counseling.

Transfeminine Resources: a resource for original informational content on the subject of transfeminine hormone therapy.

Trans Student Educational Resources: A youth-led organization transforming the educational environment for trans and gender non-conforming students.

T4T Caregiving: A grassroots collective of trans caregivers and doulas providing support for trans people having gender-affirming surgeries.

UGEOffers educational workshops, an anglophone queer library, funding for social justice projects, lounge space and a pay-what-you-can coop with gender-affirming products, safe(r) sex supplies, disposable and reusable menstrual hygiene products.

Black Mental Health Connections Montreal: individual and community peer support groups for Black anglophone communities.

National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Black/African American Identity and Cultural Dimensions: mental health resources for Black adults with mental illness.

National Association of Black Counselors: Advocacy and membership organization that provides resources for Black people struggling with mental illness.

The Indigenous Story Studio: Illustrations, posters, video and comic books on health and social issues for Indigenous youth across Canada.

Indspire: A a grassroots, youth-led organization of change-makers and activists, consisting of 30+ Indigenous and POC women, two-spirited, and non-binary folk, striving to uplift, advocate for, and raise awareness about Indigenous rights.

Kiva Centers: Indigenous-led, peer-run, and trauma-informed organization that offers training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities

Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal: Providing shelter, in-house programs and outreach for Indigenous women and their children.

anti-carceral crisis support & suicide prevention​

Talk4Healing: 24/7 crisis line and resources for Indigenous women in Ontario.

StrongHearts Native Helpline: 24/7 domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

Suicide Action Montreal: 24/7 suicide bilingual phone line for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts in Montreal.

Tracom Crisis Intervention Centre: 24/7 suicide bilingual phone line, temporary shelter, and a mobile crisis team for anyone having thoughts of suicide, or worried about someone else across Canada.

Talk Suicide Canada (Talk Suicide): 24/7 call suppoty and 4 pm – 12 am text support for anyone having thoughts of suicide, or worried about someone else across Canada.

Youth Chat: 6pm – 12 am PST, crisis and emotional chat support for anyone having thoughts of suicide, or worried about someone else across Canada.

Kids Help Phone: 27/7 text based mental health support for anyone struggling with difficult thoughts. Text TALK to 686868 for English, or TEXTO to 686868 for French.

Canada Crisis Centres – The LifeLine Canada Foundation: Resources for positive mental health and suicide prevention.

Hope for Wellness: 24/7 phone and chat support for Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Abolition Care Provider Database: A collective resource of abolition- centered, non-carceral care providers who provide care outside of oppressive systems.

Fireweed Collective: Disrupting the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system by addressing ‘severe mental illness’ though community and relationship-based models, and divesting from the prison industrial complex and psych wards.

Tiny Lantern: Free zine & webinar about supporting folks who are suicidal without relying on cops or hospitals.

Project Lets: Building peer support collectives, leading political education, developing new knowledge and language around mental distress; organizing and advocating for the liberation of our community members globally, and creating innovative, peer-led, alternatives to our current mental health system.

Tender Fruits Collective: Disability and accessibility centered spaces for Queer, Trans, Mad, Sick, and Disabled, Survivors to heal, grow, and learn in Sacred containers made for and by Disabled babes, for our collective care.

mcgill based resources

Drivesafe: Drives from Point A to Point B in Montreal. Operation hours. Thu-Sat from 11 pm – 3 am (last call at 2:45 am).

Ombudsperson: Provides information on University policies, assists in resolving and managing conflicts, refers students to appropriate resources, acts as a facilitator between students and other members of the University community.

Students Nightline: Active listening service, information and referral service.

Keepmesafe: 24/7 real-time and on-going crisis support via chat/video/phone.

First Peoples House: Resource page, residence, academic cultural and community support.

Local Wellness Advisors: Workshops, one-on-one appointments, and outreach.

Queer McGill: Social, political, and informational support service provided by queer students for queer students. Offers resources, safer sex supplies, organizes board game nights and workshops.

addiction treatment & intervention

Centres for Medicare and Medicais Services’: Division of Tribal Affairs: Medicare and Medi-cais-related resources for AI/AN people seeking addiction treatment.

Indian Health Services’ Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program: free information and resources for AI/AN people seeking addiction treatment.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare’s Tribal Community Resources: free substance abuse treatment resources and an addiction treatment centre locator.

Rural Health Information Hub: resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for AI/AN people seeking addiction treatment.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Office of Tribal Affairs: branch of federal government providing addiction treatment and resources for AI/AN people seeking addiction treatment.

Unspoken Words Podcast: stories of addiction from 3 Native Americans.

White Bison: culturally based approach to addiction prevention and treatment – non-profit founded and run by members of the AI/AN community.

Imani Breakthrough Project: faith-based harm-reduction recovery program for Black people living with an addiction.

SAFE Project: Addiction & mental health resources for the Black community.

SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Equity for Black/African Americans: addiction resources from US government including national surveys, federal initiatives for Black Americans experiencing substance use issues.

Sober Black Girls Club Podcast: Two young Black women share their stories of recovery to support others.

Indspire: A a grassroots, youth-led organization of change-makers and activists, consisting of 30+ Indigenous and POC women, two-spirited, and non-binary folk, striving to uplift, advocate for, and raise awareness about Indigenous rights.

The Indigenous Story Studio: Illustrations, posters, video and comic books on health and social issues for Indigenous youth across Canada.

online resources