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Lunch & Learn: Understanding Eating Disorders and Providing Support Tue, Mar 26 at 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Margaret Laurence Room, SCC

March 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

You’re invited to a lunch and learn session with Sheena’s Place and the Social Work Students’ Union!

Kaitlyn Axelrod and Kelsey Johnston are registered social workers working at Sheena’s Place, a non-profit that provides free support services for individuals struggling with eating disorders and difficult relationships with their bodies and food. Approximately one million Canadians struggle with eating disorders and many more face subclinical symptoms, all of which can be detrimental to physical and mental well-being.

In this presentation, Kaitlyn and Kelsey will debunk common myths about eating disorders and explore how these complex challenges are linked to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and body size. This presentation will also help social work students learn to recognize symptoms of disordered eating in individuals they work with and support those who are affected by eating disorders.

Refreshments will be provided. All members of the Ryerson community are welcome to attend. Please contact the Social Work Students’ Union at [email protected] if you have any questions or accessibility needs.