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peer-to-peer connections

The Eating Disorder Centre of SSMU uses Mentorcity, a virtual messaging platform for individuals interested in having a private space to talk to support volunteers who are trained in harm reduction, active listening, and other trauma-informed, anti-oppressive care practices.

Our volunteers provide non-directional, non-judgmental, and inclusive support through online messages. This service is free of charge, and does not require any kind of diagnosis. It is open to anyone who wishes to privately discuss experiences with disordered eating, body image issues, and/or eating disorders, but is not limited to these topics.

☆ Each user is matched with two trained volunteers.

☆ Volunteers respond within 72 hours.

☆ Support is virtual, long-term, and confidential.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for both our virtual platform and virtual support groups. No experience is necessary, as we regularly provide our volunteers with extensive training and support.

Feel free to message us on @ssmueatingdisordercentre or email us at

In 2019, we were honoured to have the help of creative agency My Media Creative, who made us a stunning video about our peer support services.