Request an Eating Concerns Mentor

Eating concerns resources at the University of New Hampshire

Request an Eating Concerns Mentor

Eating Concerns Mentors

Request and ECM

By clicking the button below, you will be directed to a brief and confidential questionnaire that will allow you to tell us more about the situation that you are struggling with. Once we have received your request to be connected with a mentor, we will review your questionnaire and pair you with a compatible peer mentor. Mentors are not a substitute for professional help and may direct you to other campus services such as the Counseling Center or Health Services, if appropriate

About the Eating Concerns Mentors at UNH  

Beliefs of the ECMs 
  • Talking to someone about their eating disorder can make a difference in their life
  • An eating disorder can happen to anyone
  • There is no one universal cause of an eating disorder
  • Eating disorders are not about food
  • No food is “good” or “bad”
  • Dieting does not work
  • A person’s size does not determine his/her health
  • Limited representation of different body types in the media impacts the body image of many individuals, which in turn may impact eating behaviors

Who Benefits from Connecting with and ECM 

If you are a UNH student working toward recovery from an eating concern, struggling to prevent relapse from an eating concern or are questioning whether you have an eating concern then this program may be helpful. The program is also for students concerned about a friend or family member with these issues.

When are mentors available?

ECM mentors are only available during the academic year when classes are in session. They arrange contact with you based both of your individual schedules.

How long does it take to get a response?

The mentor will make the initial contact within 48-72 hours via email. Occasionally there may be a technical issue with the link provided. If you have difficulty with the link or are not contacted within 72 hours, please call the Health Services at (603) 862-3823.

What kind of support and help can I expect?

Initial contact is via email. Additional contact is determined by you and the mentor. Contact may be via email, phone conversation or face-to-face meeting.

Is confidentiality respected?

Mentors respect confidentiality unless a you discloses that you may harm themselves or somebody else.

The UNH Body Project

Student leaders can request for ECMs to present a one-time Body Project for their groups. This is a peer-lead discussion that encourages college students to discard misconceptions about the ‘perfect’ body. During this one 90 minute session, the ECMs will facilitate discussions and activities that explore body image, societal and personal pressures to be thin, effects of media messaging, and ways to counteract self-negativity. 

This program may take place in a residence hall, Greek house, group or classroom and is 90 minutes. This group can also be be co-ed. All materials provided. 

Learn more about The UNH Body Project >>