Launching fall 2019, Pain Support and Wellness Groups will be the newest addition to Pain BC’s Support Services. These groups will offer an opportunity for people living with persistent pain to meet on regular basis to learn about self-management of pain, receive support and provide support by sharing knowledge, experiences, coping strategies, and offering understanding.
Groups will meet biweekly with alternating mid-day and evening sessions. The 2-hour session format will allow participants to share their experiences and offer mutual support, as well as discuss self-management skills. Interwoven into the group time will be an educational component and a gentle movement component at the end of each session.
We are looking for volunteer facilitators to co-lead/facilitate in-person groups in various communities across the province (see list of proposed communities in the full job description). We would like to recruit 2-3 facilitators per community to start training in August-September 2019. As a volunteer, you will receive thorough training and educational materials from Pain BC, as well as ongoing support from Pain BC staff to facilitate the group in your community.