Eating disorders has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses and the
incidence of eating disorders in London youth is higher than the Canadian average
(Fisman et al., 2000)
Hope's Garden provides
support and resources to those living with and affected by eating disorders. Eating
Disorders are often a coping mechanism to deep and complex emotions of ineffectiveness,
negative body image and low self-worth. They can be fatal, robbing an individual
of their physical health, emotional well being and happiness in relationships. Our
programs help to explore feelings and behaviours while helping to encourage healthy
attitudes towards body image and lifestyle. At Hope's Garden we believe that it
is important to celebrate the diversity of all body shapes and sizes.
Fundraising events fund our resource centre since we receive no government funding.
For more information contact 519-434-7721 or email
Event: Breakfast February 4, 2014
Where: The Hilton, 300 King Street, London, ON
When: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.; registration at 6:30 a.m.