Online Resources

Blog Post

Athletes and Eating Disorder Recovery

Published: February 23, 2021

About: In this blog post, author Carly Reid, a former collegiate swimmer, provides tips for athletes battling an eating disorder for channeling the traits and skills that help them succeed in sport towards winning in recovery.

Toolkits to help athletes who are more affected

NEDA Coach and Athletic Trainer Toolkit

Published: 2010

About: This resource from the National Eating Disorders Association was developed for staff who work in gyms, schools, dance studios, and other fitness or sport settings, and are seeking guidance in supporting athletes who may be affected by eating disorders.

Disordered Eating in High Performance Sport Toolkit

About: Developed by Australian Institute of Sport and National Eating Disorders Collaboration (Australia), this toolkit contains resources to support coaches, support staff, clinicians, and sporting organizations in improving the early identification and prevention of disordered eating in high performance athletes.

Safe Exercise at Every Stage: Athletes

About: This resource was developed by an international group of sport and eating disorder experts for use by exercise and medical professionals working with adult athletes diagnosed with an eating disorder or exhibiting eating disorder symptoms.

Athletes and Eating Disorders: Clinical Themes in the Treatment of Athletes

Presented: April 22, 2021

About: In this webinar, sport psychologist Dr. Riley Nickols discusses common themes that often emerge when treating athletes with eating disorders in both outpatient and intensive treatment levels of care and suggests corresponding clinical interventions.

External Resources

“BodySense: A Positive Body Image Initiative for Athletes”

About:  is an exciting, innovative and novel approach to building safe and healthy sport environments. This outreach initiative is dedicated to fostering positive body image in male and female athletes to proactively prevent disordered eating and muscle dysmorphia.”As of 2009 BodySense is offered jointly by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and the True Sport Foundation. BodySense has successfully created a model for the promotion of positive body image in sport settings. All BodySense materials are available through this website.

Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport (CCMHS)

About: The CCHMS offers mental health services, in person and virtually, to competitive and high-performance athletes and competitive performing artists ages 16 and older. Service providers include psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and mental performance consultants. Fees range from $150 to $200 and may be covered at least partially by private health insurance.