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Our free support groups

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

The details

The details

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

Our counselors also have private practices that you are welcome to access - private consultations are outside the scope of the ME|FM Society of BC.

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. 

 

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

What people are saying about our Social Support Groups

"It was so moving for me to be a part of this group today, I've been looking for people like me, feeling so alone in my wheelchair, trapped in bed sometimes, and with my struggles."

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"I couldn't believe there was a meeting full of people who were also housebound much of the time, using mobility aids to get around, trying to live and find meaning with so many limits just like me. I really needed that."

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Socal Support Groups
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Monday, February 5, 2024

1 - 2 pm Pacific Time

Host: Shannon G.

(Registered Counselor)

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

5:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Under 35 years only

Host: Shannon G.

(Registered Counselor)  

Register

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

2 - 3 pm Pacific Time

Host: Alana N.

(Registered Counselor)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

2 - 3 pm Pacific Time

Host: Alana N.

(Registered Counselor)

Register

Monday, February 19, 2024

1 - 2 pm Pacific Time

Host: Shannon G.

(Registered Counselor)  

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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, February 16, 2024

5:30 - 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Host: Jessie (Peer/Community Member) 

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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, February 24, 2024

2:30 - 345 pm Pacific Time

Host: Jessie (Peer/Community member)

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Social Support Groups
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Calendar of Events

Our Calendar of Events includes Social Support Groups, Social Hangouts, Art Therapy and other society activities.  The current month only will be populated. 

 

Click on each event for its details; scroll down to click on the registration link.

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Acknowledgements

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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.

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We also acknowledge the generous partnership between RBC and the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society, the ME|FM Society of BC is providing 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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​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.

  • Dates, structure and format may change over time to suit the community’s needs.  

Group details

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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.

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