Our free, regularly scheduled, real time Online Peer Support service provides an accessible, anonymous, and non-threatening alternative to conventional support groups - letting sufferers ease into a recovery community with greater comfort and at their own pace. It is available to people of ages 14 and up, anywhere in Canada, who are experiencing disordered eating, weight, or body image issues.
Overseen by a trained Looking Glass Moderator, each free chat session offers a safe, virtual, and confidential space for people to talk about what is going on for them, to share experiences, and to benefit from the empathy and understanding of others who get what it can be like to struggle with this disease.
Online Peer Support is intended to provide support, rather than therapy. Recovery-focused online conversations are non-judgmental and avoid sensitive subjects such as weight, diet, and specific eating disorder behaviours. Participants are welcome to chat or simply observe the flow of dialogue -- whatever feels right for them.
Attentive moderation, along with the convenience of internet access, make Online Peer Support a popular and well-subscribed Looking Glass service.
How to Sign Up
Please note: Online Peer Support has now moved onto our new digital platform, please find instructions below on how to sign up and join the chats.
To register for an Online Peer Support session, please sign up here. You will be redirected to our Program Hub and invited to create a profile (fields with * are required and you must choose a Display Name as this is what you'll be visible as in the chats). We've created the following how-to guides to support you in signing up and accessing OPS chats:
- Welcome to the Program Hub: video guide OR pdf guide
- Introduction to Online Peer Support on the Program Hub: video guide OR pdf guide
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scroll down for OPS Chat session times.
Chat Session Times
All times are in Pacific Time (Vancouver, BC)
Monday: 7:30-9:00 PM
Tuesday: 12-1:30 PM and 4:30-6:00 PM and 7:30-9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30-10:00 PM
Thursday: 12-1:30 PM and 4:30-6:00 PM and 7:30-9:00 PM
Friday: 7:30-9:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30-9:00 PM