Support Groups

If you know of any other resources for this area please email us with description and website address.

A non-profit organization, specializing in Family Systems therapy.
Our fees are as low as $20 per hour. Fees are based on gross monthly income. There is no limit to amount of sessions client’s attend. We have offices located: North Vancouver, West Hastings/Cambie, Commercial/11th ave, Burrard/1st, Cambie/41st, S.Surrey and soon Burnaby (come September). More info…

Blog Site Exploring Peer Support & Mental Health Recovery
Check out the Peer Support & On Our Way: Recovery News Blog Site. It’s aim is to explore peer support and mental health recovery. You’ll find it at: http://peerwork.wordpress.com If you have thoughts or feedback please do feel free to add a comment to the site or you are welcome to email me. Also, if you have an idea for an article related to peer support or mental health recovery, I’d love to hear from you! The site is currently being updated weekly and contains articles from many guest bloggers. Please do contact me.
Renea
Editor, On Our Way: Recovery News

Men’s Wellness
Through singing and drumming. More info…

Social Support Group for LGBT
Chronically Queer, a social support group for LGBT living with chronic illness and/or disability, will be restarting this month. Thursday May 26, 1:30-3:30, in the Generations building, 1033 Davie St. at Burrard, Room 103. More info…

Support Group for LGTB people caring for a loved one with a mental illness
Announcing a new online support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people who have a relative, partner or friend with a mental illness or mental health concern. The support group is free, private, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is professionally facilitated by a member of our LGBT community. At the group, members can talk privately and anonymously about what is going on in their lives, talk to others in similar situations, ask questions and get referrals to local resources. The site includes LGBT-specific mental health information and is in the same location as other family and supporter online support groups that also welcome LGBT persons. To read about the group and get involved, just visit www.support.bcss.org. If you have any questions about the group, please contact the facilitator at onlinesupport@bcss.org

Moving Beyond
Open to anyone (aged 17-29) who wants to explore/learn/talk/rant about mental health,
and connect with other young adults. More info…

Cross Cultural Mental Health Links
The Royal College of Psychiatrists, with MH information in 11 languages:
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation.aspx

HereToHelp Website; BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions, with MH information in 10 languages:
http://heretohelp.bc.ca/v2/other-languages

Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA); excellent website with fact sheets in different languages and a link to other organizations’ fact sheets:
http://www.mmha.org.au/find/fact-sheets

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, New South Wales, Australia lhttp://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/mhcs/topics/Mental_Health_Illness.htm

Information & Referral Outreach Services
The 411 Seniors Centre offers free Information and Referral services to clients in their Vancouver homes who are in need of assistance but have barriers to leaving their homes. More info…

CMHA – MDA Mandarin Emotional Health Support Group
Time: 7pm – 9pm, the second Monday of every month. The support group meets once a month with a wide range of activities including but not limited to presentations on improving emotional health and group sharing. Those in the support group share experiences in living with depression or overcoming depression with each other, and provide mutual support.
Fee: Free. More info…

MDA Punjabi Groups
For Punjabi speaking people with a mood disorder and their family members. More info for women group, men group.

Kitsilano Family Group
Exhausted? Feeling alone? Having emotional outbursts? For Family and friends who care and support people with mental illness. More info…

Free and low cost counselling services in Vancouver
For those people who may benefit from counselling but will not be seen by a mental health team. More info…

Chinese Teen Support Group
Check out the meetings at CMWAC on Tuesdays at 5pm beginning on July 10, 2007. More info…

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