Support groups

ME|FM Society of BC Support Groups are professionally facilitated, and intended to provide a safe space for sharing, support and community. These are social support groups, not intended to replace professional medical or mental health care and advice. 

There is no fee to attend. Registration is open to members and non-members.  Group size may fluctuate and is dependent on registration numbers. 

 

All sessions are hosted online via Zoom and pre-registration is required.  Registration is capped at 20. 

You can help us plan ME|FM Society of BC Social Support Group offerings through this short 12 question survey. Your comments will be kept confidential and used only for internal planning purposes within the Society.  

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ME/FM Support Group session for Patients

(People living with ME and/or FM)

Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 1 - 2 pm PST

Topic: Changing and managing family dynamics

Host: Shannon G. (Registered Counselor)

Register here

Thursday, Oct 20 2022 1 - 2 pm PST

Topic: Open discussion, no pre-set topic

Host: Shannon G. (Registered Counselor)

Register here

 

Social Support for people living with a new ME diagnosis after having COVID

(Long COVID + ME) 

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 2 - 3 pm PST

Topic: Journey to diagnosis

Host: Alana N. (Registered Counselor) 

Register here

 

 

Social Support for people living with ME, FM and Long Covid+ME

(a new combined group)

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 2 - 3 pm PST

Topic: Open discussion, no preset topic

Host: Alana N. (Registered Counselor)

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. 

Monday, Oct 24, 2022 2:30 - 3:45 pm PST (note earlier start time this month)

Host: Jessie (Peer/Community member)

Register here

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 the delivery of ME|FM social support groups and other community engagement efforts.

We also acknowledge 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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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.

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

Please review our Shared Understandings document prior to the session.

We are collecting feedback on our social support offerings here.

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