Mental Health

Unfair to Compare

Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ______________________________________________________________________________ Unfair to Compare Have you ever compared yourself to another individual and ended up not feeling very good about yourself thereafter? Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, “If only I looked like them, my life would be different, all

Unfair to Compare2019-09-12T16:48:32-05:00

Meet our New Interns

It’s back to school time again and BANA is pleased to present our two new Post-Secondary Practicum Students. Jade Piper is currently a fourth year Social Work student at the University of Windsor. She is completing her placement hours here with us at BANA in the intake department. Jade hopes to go onto grad

Meet our New Interns2019-09-11T10:28:35-05:00

Self Care: Beyond Bubble Baths

Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ______________________________________________________________________________ SELF-CARE: BEYOND BUBBLE BATHS Self-care is something we hear about all the time; however, many of us have very little insight in regards to what self-care entails. One very important reality about self-care - that tends to go overlooked - is that

Self Care: Beyond Bubble Baths2019-08-08T16:25:22-05:00

Navigating BBQs and Summer Feasts

Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ______________________________________________________________________________ “NAVIGATING BBQs AND SUMMER FEASTS” Summer is upon us. You know that that means: BBQ’s, backyard feasts, and tables filled with your favorite summer snacks. If you feel nervous around food, or find yourself feeling out of control around buffets, this can

Navigating BBQs and Summer Feasts2019-05-30T11:19:41-05:00

Step into Spring Being Mindful to Improve Your Body Image

Content by Stephani Fenkanyn, CNP, M.Sc.(OT), B.HK, BANA Health Educator ______________________________________________________________________________ As the season changes into Spring and the snow melts away, we hear more chirping birds, see more sunny days and we start to plant fresh, colourful flowers that will bloom in the summer. We move from puffy coats to light jean jackets.

Step into Spring Being Mindful to Improve Your Body Image2019-04-09T16:11:55-05:00

BANA LAUNCHES POSITIVE BODY IMAGE PLEDGE CAMPAIGN

BANA LAUNCHES POSITIVE BODY IMAGE PLEDGE CAMPAIGN Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, classes, abilities, races and ethnic backgrounds. In fact, over 1 million Canadians struggle with eating disorders. Although this is true, there is still a lot of misinformation, stereotypes and myths about this disorder that exist in society. This year

BANA LAUNCHES POSITIVE BODY IMAGE PLEDGE CAMPAIGN2019-02-01T09:43:55-05:00

Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)

What you need to know about Eating Disorder Awareness Week in Windsor Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, classes, abilities, races and ethnic backgrounds. In fact, over 1 million Canadians struggle with eating disorders. Although this is true, there is still a lot of misinformation, stereotypes and myths about this disorder that

Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)2019-01-25T10:33:03-05:00

Coping with the Holidays

We know that the holiday's can be a stressful and difficult time for everyone. At BANA we've put together some ideas that might help make the season a little more merry and bright. EAT REGULARLY Eat regularly and in some kind of reasonable pattern to help avoid the desire to binge. Do not avoid

Coping with the Holidays2018-11-27T14:28:04-05:00

Be Yourselfer’s Puppet Power

Our society places great emphasis on physical attributes. Teaching young people to increase their confidence in their own unique talents, abilities and interests reduces their reliance on physical appearance as their main measure of self-worth.  Poor body image and self-esteem in youth can lead to them withdrawing from social, academic and economic opportunities. Building

Be Yourselfer’s Puppet Power2018-11-27T14:17:50-05:00

BANA brings home Platinum

This past October the staff at BANA was thrilled to receive the Platinum Level Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Wellness Award from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit. Wellness in the workplace cannot be treated as a band-aid. It’s not something that you can find online or in a fitness app.  It requires dedication, motivation,

BANA brings home Platinum2018-11-27T14:13:30-05:00