Give Support

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If you are recovered from an eating disorder and want to give back to our community, you can apply for one of two roles:

Facilitators

Group Facilitators facilitate group on a rotating basis, encouraging meaningful conversation between a group of 2-12 attendees in various stages of recovery.

Some groups will be “affinity groups,” welcoming people who also hold an identity underrepresented in eating disorder recovery spaces.

Time Commitment: Three hours per week, at the same time every week.

Training: One in-person, two-day session, on a weekend

Timeline: Recruitment is open for trainings taking place Spring 2019

Location: Must be located near support group location. In 2018, this will include volunteers in NYC, LA, SF, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

 

Mentors

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2019:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor with Communities of HEALing! We are currently not accepting new applications; but will re-open the application next year. If you'd like to stay in the loop with application updates, please visit this link to add your name to our interest form. We're really excited to stay connected with you!

Peer Mentors meet one-on-one with a mentee every week to support them in their recovery.

Time Commitment:  Three hours per week, timing varies based on the mentor and mentee’s schedules.

Training:  Online, three hours per week over the course of 10 weeks.*

Timeline:  Recruitment is open for training beginning Summer 2019

Location:  Can serve from anywhere in the U.S.

Please only use the below link to apply to become a facilitator in one of the following areas: NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, or Philadelphia

 
 
 

*The Communities of HEALing Mentor Training Program is a collaboration between Project HEAL and the Carolyn Costin Institute. The training is designed to ground mentors in the 8 Keys to Recovery, a framework developed by renowned clinician and eating disorder recovery advocate Carolyn Costin, as well as gold standard practices for peer support and mentorship.

Mentorship, or peer to peer support, for mental illness has a long history and track record of success yet mentors have not had their proper place in eating disorder treatment. Until now there has been no sophisticated, supervised and managed training or mentorship program to help recovered individuals learn how best to help those still struggling with eating disorders.

I have seen for over 40 years the hope and inspiration that working with someone who is recovered can bring, yet I know that proper training and supervision make all the difference.

Therefore, I was eager to help and continue to be excited to collaborate with Project Heal by training mentors through their program, Communities of Healing.
— Carolyn Costin