I am Nicole Sims - Founder and Peer Mentor of Empower-ED Recovery Peer Mentoring. I am proud to say that I have fully recovered from an eating disorder, depression and anxiety that consumed my life for many years. Over the past 10 years, I have worked for various mental health services sharing my lived experience, offering hope and support to others who are learning how to cope and recover from their own mental health difficulties.
Empower-ED Recovery Peer Mentoring was originally founded as Freedom to Recover from Eating Disorders with Empowerment (F.R.E.E.) in 2011 after noticing that there was limited peer support services available for people recovering from eating disorders in Perth. I also work part-time as the Peer Support Worker for the Eating Disorder Program at The Hollywood Clinic.