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, July 7th, 2022 1 - 2 pm PST
Topic: Denial; Loss & Reconfiguring of Identity
Host: Shannon G.
Register here

 
Thursday, July 21, 2022 1 - 2 pm PST
Topic: Open discussion, no pre-set topic
Host: Shannon G. 
Register here
 
Social hangout (Combined group)
A drop-in session where ME, FM and Long COVID + ME people can drop in from home while doing a hobby/craft, sip tea. 
Monday, July 11th, 2020 3:00 - 4:30 pm PST
Host: Hilary R.
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.

Social Support for people living with a new ME diagnosis after having COVID (Long COVID + ME) 
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 1 - 2 pm PST
Topic: Open discussion, no pre-set topic
Host: Alana N. 
Register here
Social Support for people living with ME, FM and Long COVID + ME (a new combined group)

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 2 - 3 pm PST
Topic: Living with an invisible illness
Host: Alana N
Register here

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

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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.

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