About the class series

Making Sense of Pain is a self-management class series designed for people with pain who also live in marginalized conditions and face barriers to accessing care. The class series is held over a span of 8 weeks and is led by a trained facilitator. Facilitators provide participants with opportunities to learn about pain, the various factors that can cause pain or make it worse, and simple strategies that can help participants better manage pain in everyday life.

The Making Sense of Pain class series is available in two formats: Making Sense of Pain and Making Sense of Pain for Indigenous Peoples. The Making Sense of Pain for Indigenous Peoples class series is available for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit groups and is led by an Elder, with teaching and facilitation support provided by a peer. To learn more about the class series, please refer to this page.

Making Sense of Pain for Indigenous Peoples

The Making Sense of Pain for Indigenous Peoples class series is being offered in the following locations:

Surrey

Making Sense of Pain

The Making Sense of Pain class series is being offered in the following locations:

Burns Lake

North Vancouver

  • Location: Health Connection Clinic (148 15th Street E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2R1)
  • Dates: Mondays from March 2 - April 20, 2020
  • Contact number: (604) 984-3777

Pemberton

  • Location: Pemberton Health Centre (1403 Portage Road, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0)
  • Dates: Wednesdays from January 8 - February 26, 2020
  • Contact number: (604) 894-6939

Surrey

  • Location: Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre (13740 94a Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1N1)
  • Dates: Thursdays from February 6 - December 31, 2020 (six, eight-week cycles)
  • Contact number: (604) 587-3755

Whistler

  • Location: Whistler Health Centre (4380 Lorimer Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4)
  • Dates: Tuesdays from January 7 - February 25, 2020
  • Contact number: (604) 932-4911

To find out more about joining a class series, please contact the respective site directly.