Who we are
Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to help those who are affected directly or indirectly by an eating disorder. If you are suffering or you think you might be suffering from an eating disorder (such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or others), if you have preoccupations regarding your weight (afraid of gaining weight, afraid of eating, obsessed with physical activity) or if you are worried for a loved one, ANEB is here for you.
Since 1984, ANEB has been offering hope, support and encouragement in a judgment-free setting. All of our services are confidential and anonymous.
Spokespeople: Catherine Brunet, comedian and Felix-Antoine Tremblay, comedian
ANEB is fortunate to be supported by two spokespeople who truly have ANEB’s cause at heart. Catherine Brunet and Félix-Antoine Tremblay carry our message of hope regarding eating disorders. Thanks to them, more people can understand the cause and turn to the organisation for help and information.
Here are the services that ANEB offers:
- Help and reference line (open every day from 8:00 AM to 3:00 AM);
- The possibility to talk to a professional online (chat sessions);
- The possibility to write to a counsellor from ANEB (questions or support by e-mail);
- Support groups for those suffering from an eating disorder (ages 17 and older);
- Support groups for parents and loved ones (ages 17 and older);
- Information kiosks;
You can also go meet Be and Me, the stars of the BeMe video (animated by an ANEB counsellor). This virtual story is created by ANEB in collaboration with Woozworld. If you’re between 8 and 14 years old, come discover Woozworld and BeMe by creating your own Woozen. You’ll be able to use fun tools to help boost your self-esteem and learn how to critically read media and its messages about appearance.
Go to : woozworld.com.
It wasn’t long ago that I was just leaving my teenage years behind, that agony-filled time, full of questions. Like all teenagers, I had doubts. I doubted myself, my capabilities, my personality, but most of all, my physical appearance. What’s wrong with me? Why aren’t I satisfied with what I see in the mirror? As I entered into adulthood, always surrounded by women and men with body image issues, I finally realised that something wasn’t quite right.
I understood that a common pain surrounded us, and that many people really did suffer from it.That’s why I wanted to get involved with ANEB. Even today, I want to speak out against all the superficial and unrealistic images we’re bombarded with. I want to fight against the one mask of beauty we’re constantly presented. I want to give concrete help to the thousands of people who fight, often in silence, against a dangerous and omnipresent plague in our society: eating disorders. That’s what the people at ANEB do. They get up and make their voices heard. But most of all, they listen. They’re available for all of the people they have supported and helped since ANEB’s creation. So I’d like to thank ANEB. For everything they do and everything they are. I have grown with them, and I hope to continue growing with them for a long time to come.
Catherine Brunet, comedian and ANEB spokesperson
ANEB is an organisation that deserves recognition. If we want to overcome eating disorders, we can’t let them continue being taboo. ANEB is fighting tooth and claw against this epidemic. Being personally affected by eating disorders, it goes without saying that I wanted to get involved with this cause. Eating disorders cause collateral victims, and they need support, too. Loved ones can feel powerless to help. Even though the type of suffering is different for them, the worries are still just as big. You can’t be left alone in this situation.
Some consequences of eating disorders are irreversible. It’s important to get the help of professionals. As a loved one, there are words and sentences that you need to avoid saying. ANEB and other resources are there to give you the tools to help.
Félix-Antoine Tremblay, comedian and ANEB spokesperson