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Long COVID-ME social support groups!*

We are pleased to announce that with the generous partnership between RBC and the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society, the ME|FM Society of BC is piloting a series of social support groups for individuals impacted by what is commonly known as Long COVID, and meeting the diagnostic criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).











 

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Register for patient group on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 1 – 2 pm

Register for caregiver group on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 4 - 5 pm

Register for patient group on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 1 - 2 pm

 

The Registration is open to members and non-members. There is no fee to attend. These social support group sessions are professionally facilitated, and intended to provide a safe space for sharing, support and community.

Three June sessions are listed below

ME|FM Long COVID-ME Patient Social Support Group session

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 1 – 2 pm

Host online via Zoom

Advanced registration is required. Please click here to register.


ME|FM Long COVID-ME Caregivers, Allies and Loved Ones Social Support Group session

Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 4 - 5 pm

Host online via Zoom

Advanced registration is required. Please click here to register.

Please no patient registrations in this group.



ME|FM Long COVID-ME Patient Social Support Group session

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 1 - 2 pm

Host online via Zoom

Advanced registration is required. Please click here to register.

 

A few more group details:

  • After entering in your registration request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the online event.

  • Group size may be limited to facilitate participation. We will keep a waitlist. We will also consider opening additional sessions depending on registration numbers.

  • This is a pilot program in development; dates, structure and format may change over time to suit the community's needs.

  • The information shared in ME|FM Society of BC Social Support Groups is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician or other healthcare provider in matters pertaining to your medical care.

  • You are advised to consult your primary healthcare practitioners before engaging in any health-related practice. The ME|FM Society of BC takes no responsibility for activities undertaken by support group participants in response to the content provided.

  • By agreeing to take part in the events, participants commit to keeping the conversations confidential.

For any questions about this program, please email support@mefm.bc.ca.

Please review our Shared Understandings document prior to the session.

For more information on our support groups, please visit: Support groups | MEFM SOCIETY OF BC.

 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of RBC and the Prince George Hospice Society in providing funds for these support groups.







*Research suggests that 80,000 BC Long COVID patients are likely to be diagnosed with ME in the coming year.

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