The Eating Disorder Helpline is one of ANAD’s newer programs, and is now a fundamental support program to our organization.
It can be overwhelming and scary when you or a loved one has an eating disorder. Reaching out for help is the first and most important step to recovery, and being able to reach out with a phone call or email in order to get more information and support is an incredible resource.
As a Helpline volunteer, you will receive the following:
- Enrollment in the ANAD Online Video Certification Training for Helpline Volunteers
- Access to ANAD staff for any questions and/or concerns you have during and after your Helpline shifts to ensure that you are helping callers appropriately and to the best of your ability
- Regular newsletters from ANAD with new information for how to handle ANAD helpline calls, tips for how to be a better Helpline volunteer, articles by other ANAD Helpline volunteers sharing how they manage calls
- Invites to online video Q&As with ANAD staff, eating disorder professionals and other Helpline volunteers discussing the challenges they have faced while being a helpline volunteer, and opening the discussion for any questions you have