Jessie’s Legacy – Family Services of the North Shore

Jessie’s Legacy, a program of Family Services of the North Shore, provides eating disorders prevention education, resources and support for BC children, youth, families, educators and professionals.

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Jessie’s Legacy, a program of Family Services of the North Shore, provides eating disorders prevention education, resources and support for BC children, youth, families, educators and professionals.
Our name honours Jessie Alexander, a young North Shore woman who died of complications from a long standing eating disorder. It was Jessie’s hope, upon her recovery, to help others suffering from disordered eating and depression. While Jessie was never able to realize her dream, Family Services of the North Shore has ensured that the Provincial eating disorders prevention has become Jessie’s Legacy.

Jessie’s Legacy services and resources are primarily web-based. In addition, Jessie’s Legacy provides media watch (through social media), online and telephone support, psycho-education groups as well as a Speakers Bureau.

Jessie’s Legacy is also the lead for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Campaign (PEDAW) a province wide effort to raise awareness around prevention, early intervention and treatment of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, healthy body image and self esteem. PEDAW is launched the first week of February with various initiatives taking place year round.

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