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 2 weeks 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 while drop-ins are welcome, we encourage you to register in advance to guarantee your spot.

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 Tuesday on an ongoing basis. 2020 dates and times will be shared later this year.

Chilliwack

Neighbourhood Learning
Centre

46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Room 1012)

Oct. 22, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (Room 1007/1009)

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Room 1012)

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (Room 1007/1009)

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Room 1012)

Fort St. John

North Peace Leisure Pool (NPLP)

9505 100th Street, Fort St John

Pomeroy Sport Centre (PSC)

9324 96th Street, Fort St John

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm (NPLP)

Oct. 22, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (NPLP)

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm (NPLP)

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (PSC)

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm (PSC)

Kelowna

Okanagan Regional Library

1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Classroom 1)

Oct. 22, 2019 - 6pm-8pm (Classroom 2)

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Classroom 1)

Nov. 26, 2019 - 6pm-8pm (Classroom 2)

Maple Ridge

The Well

22710 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Oct. 22, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm

New Westminster

Queensborough Community Centre

920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster 

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Port Room)

Oct. 22, 2019  - 7pm-9pm (Island Room)

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Port Room)

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (Island Room)

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Port Room)

Quesnel

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre

500 North Star Road, Quesnel

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Oct. 22, 2019  - 7pm-9pm

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Salmon Arm

Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice

781 Marine Park Drive #4, Salmon Arm

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 22, 2019  - 7pm-9pm

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Trail

Trail Memorial Centre (McIntyre Room)

1051 Victoria Street, Trail

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 22, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Nov. 12, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Nov. 26, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Dec. 10, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Dec. 17, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Vancouver

Killarney Community Centre

6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 22, 2019  - 7pm-9pm (Room 211)

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Seniors Hall 151)

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (Room 211)

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Seniors Hall 151)

Vernon

Schubert Centre Society

3505 30th Avenue, Vernon

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Oct. 22, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm

Victoria

First Metropolitan United Church

932 Balmoral Rd, Victoria

Upcoming dates:

Oct. 8, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Room 200)

Oct. 22, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (Room 200)

Nov. 12, 2019 - 11am-1pm (Room 113)

Nov. 26, 2019 - 7pm-9pm (Room 200)

Dec. 10, 2019 - 11am-1pm (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.

Funding for this program has been provided by ICBC's Community Grants program.

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