Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRB) Support Group for Caregivers

Do you have a loved one who experiences a Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour (BFRB)?

In partnership with the Canadian BFRB Support Network (CBSN), FAME is pleased to provide an educational support program for family caregivers in the GTA. This program is for caregivers who would like to learn more about BFRB and how they can better support their loved ones.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Sarah Robertson, Family Support Worker

eMail Sarah Robertson

About Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours

BFRBs are a group of repetitive, self-grooming behaviours in which an individual damages their physical appearance or causes physical injury* through pulling, picking, biting or scraping of the hair, nails or skin.

BFRBs are also considered impulse control disorders as part of the OCD spectrum. Over time these conditions can cause significant distress, which can affect work, social life and daily activities.

*Please note that BFRBs are not considered a form of self-harm.

For more information about BFRB, visit the Canadian BFRB Support Network’s FAQ page.

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