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April social support group and art therapy announcement


Social Support for people living with ME, FM and/or Long-COVID.

Advanced registration for each session is required. Registration is capped at 20.

Our professionally facilitated social support groups are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month (@1pm), 2nd and 4th Wednesday (@2pm), and 4th Thursday (@5 or 5:30 pm). We also have peer-led social hangouts and art therapy each month. We aim to create at least one opportunity a week for you to connect with others in the community. All times are in Pacific Time.


See below for dates, details and registration, or view our Calendar of Events.

 

Monday, April 1, 2024

1 - 2 pm Pacific Time

Host: Shannon G. (Registered Counselor)

Register here.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2 - 3 pm Pacific Time

Host: Alana N. (Registered Counselor)

Topic: Grief: Acknowledging and honoring losses with chronic illness

Register here.



Monday, April 15, 2024 1 - 2 pm Pacific Time

Host: Shannon G. (Registered Counselor)

Register here.



Wednesday, April 24, 2024 2 - 3 pm Pacific Time

Host: Alana N. (Registered Counselor)

Register here.



Thursday, April 25, 2024 5:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Under 35 years only

Host: Shannon G. (Registered Counselor)

Register here.




Social hangout - Dinner time!

Have dinner with us! This dinner-hour social hangout will provide an opportunity for social connection during mealtime from the comfort of your home!


Friday, April 5, 2024 5:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Host: Jessie (Peer/Community Member)

Register here.


Social hangout - All welcome!

A drop-in session where people living with ME, FM and Long COVID can drop in from home while doing a hobby/craft, sipping tea.


Saturday, April 27, 2024 2:30 - 3:45 pm Pacific Time

Host: Jessie (Peer/Community member)

Register here.



Tuesday, April 2, 2024 2 - 3 pm Pacific Time

Host: Lisa Cinar (Art Therapy Student)

Register here.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2 - 3 pm Pacific Time

Host: Lisa Cinar (Art Therapy Student)

Register here.


Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2 - 3 pm Pacific Time

Host: Lisa Cinar (Art Therapy Student)

Register here.


 

Please review our Shared Understandings document prior to your session.


We are collecting feedback on our social support offerings here.

We are collecting Art Therapy feedback here. For more information on our support groups, please visit: Support groups | MEFM SOCIETY OF BC

 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. The ME|FM Society of BC is receiving funding from the Community Gaming Grants program to assist in the delivery of social support groups and other community engagement efforts.

We also acknowledge the generous partnership between RBC and the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society. With this support, the ME|FM Society of BC is piloting a series of social support groups including individuals impacted by what is commonly known as Long-COVID, and meeting the diagnostic criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).





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