Now available in communities across BC

Pain Support and Wellness Groups are the latest addition to Pain BC’s programs for people in pain. The in-person groups offer an opportunity for people living with persistent pain to meet regularly and build a community of support while learning about pain, pain management and coping strategies.

Groups meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month with alternating mid-day and evening sessions. Each 2-hour session will allow participants to share their experiences, discuss self-management skills and take part in gentle movement exercises as a group.

How to join

Participating in a Pain Support and Wellness Group is free and drop-ins are welcome. You can also register in advance if you would like an email reminder.

We value your privacy. Your personal information is kept confidential and Pain BC will never share or sell your contact information to any third parties.

Register now

Accessibility

All group locations are held in accessible meeting spaces. Participants are welcome to bring anything that will increase their comfort during the meetings (e.g. pillows, bolsters, etc.). Please avoid wearing perfumes and other scented products as they can be irritating or cause allergic reactions among other attendees. 

Pain Support and Wellness Group meeting times and locations

Please note: Groups meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month on an ongoing basis.

 

Neighbourhood Learning Centre
46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Aug 11 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, Aug 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Sep 8 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, Sep 22 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)

Pomeroy Sport Centre (PSC)
9324 96th Street, Fort St John

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 7 - 9pm   (2nd floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 7 - 9pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 7 - 9pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Aug 11 2020, 11am - 1pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Aug 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Sep 8 2020, 11am - 1pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Sep 22 2020, 7 - 9pm   (1st floor Meeting Room)

Okanagan Regional Library
1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Meeting Room 2)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Aug 11 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Aug 25 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Sep 8 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Classroom 2)

The Well
22710 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Aug 11 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Aug 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Sep 8 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)
  • Tue, Sep 22 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Upstairs Meeting Room)

Evening meetings: Century House
620 8th Street, New Westminster 

Afternoon meetings: Anvil Centre (Cultural Studio - Room 417)
777 Columbia St, New Westminster

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm   (Century House)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Anvil Centre - Cultural Studio)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm   (Century House)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Location to be confirmed)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm   (Century House)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Location to be confirmed)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm   (Century House)
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Location to be confirmed)
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm   (Century House)
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Location to be confirmed)
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm   (Century House)
  • Tue, Aug 11 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Location to be confirmed)
  • Tue, Aug 25 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm   (Century House)

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre
500 North Star Road, Quesnel

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Activity Room)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Aug 11 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Aug 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Multipurpose Room)
  • Tue, Sep 22 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Multipurpose Room)

Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice
781 Marine Park Drive #4, Salmon Arm

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Aug 11 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Aug 25 2020, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Sep 8 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Sep 22 2020, 7 - 9pm  

Trail Memorial Centre
1051 Victoria Street, Trail

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 11am - 1pm   (McIntyre Room)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 5 - 7pm   (McIntyre Room)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 11am - 1pm   (McIntyre Room)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 5 - 7pm   (McIntyre Room)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 11am - 1pm   (McIntyre Room)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 5 - 7pm   (McIntyre Room)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 11am - 1pm   (McIntyre Room)

Killarney Community Centre
6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Seniors Hall 151)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 211)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Seniors Hall 151)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 211)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Seniors Hall 151)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 211)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Seniors Hall 151)
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 211)
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Seniors Hall 151)
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 211)
  • Tue, Jul 28 2020, 7 - 9pm   (Seniors Hall 151)

Schubert Centre Society
3505 30th Avenue, Vernon

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 5 - 7pm  
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 5 - 7pm  
  • Tue, Jun 9 2020, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Jun 23 2020, 5 - 7pm  
  • Tue, Jul 14 2020, 11am - 1pm  

First Metropolitan United Church
932 Balmoral Rd, Victoria

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Feb 25 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, Mar 10 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, Mar 24 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, Apr 14 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, Apr 28 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, May 12 2020, 11am - 1pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, May 26 2020, 6 - 8pm   (Room 200)

Volunteer Pain Support and Wellness Group Facilitators

We’re recruiting volunteer Pain Support and Wellness Group facilitators! If you live with pain and would like to get involved in building a network to support others living with pain in your community, find out more here.

Have a question?

Get in touch with us by email at supportgroups@painbc.ca.

Funding for this program has been provided by ICBC's Community Grants program. Additional funding has been provided by the Lohn Foundation and Disability Alliance BC.

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