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.

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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. 2020 dates and times will be shared later this year.

 

Neighbourhood Learning Centre
46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Room 1007/1009)
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Room 1012)

North Peace Leisure Pool (NPLP)
9505 100th Street, Fort St John

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

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm   (NPLP)
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm   (NPLP)
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm   (PSC)
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm   (PSC)

Okanagan Regional Library
1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Classroom 1)
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 6 - 8pm   (Classroom 2)
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Small Meeting Room 2)

The Well (Upstairs Meeting Room)
22710 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm  

Queensborough Community Centre
920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster 

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Island Room)
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Port Room)
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Island Room)
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Port Room)

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre
500 North Star Road, Quesnel

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm  

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

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm  

Trail Memorial Centre (McIntyre Room)
1051 Victoria Street, Trail

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Dec 17 2019, 11am - 1pm  

Killarney Community Centre
6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Room 211)
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Seniors Hall 151)
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Room 211)
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Seniors Hall 151)

Schubert Centre Society
3505 30th Avenue, Vernon

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm  
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm  
  • Tue, Dec 10 2019, 11am - 1pm  

First Metropolitan United Church
932 Balmoral Rd, Victoria

Upcoming Dates:
  • Tue, Oct 22 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, Nov 12 2019, 11am - 1pm   (Room 113)
  • Tue, Nov 26 2019, 7 - 9pm   (Room 200)
  • Tue, 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. Additional funding has been provided by the Lohn Foundation.

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