New in-person support group at South Mental Health Team

There is a new in-person Voices and Visions Support Group being held at South Mental Health and Substance Use Team in Vancouver. The group is drop-in, and you do not need to be a client of the team (or any mental health team) to attend. Read on for more information, or visit the Vancouver groups page to find another group in Vancouver.

Voices and Visions Support Group

Time: 2nd Monday of each month
2:00pm – 3:00pm 

Location: South Mental Health and Substance Use Team
220-1200 W. 73rd Ave, Vancouver, BC
604-266-6124

Do you feel alone with your unique sensory experiences, unsure of the experiences of your loved one, or simply want to meet people in the same boat as you?

Our Voices & Visions support groups are led by peers (people with lived/living experience with unique sensory experiences). This group provides help and support, and meets in-person on the 2nd Monday of each month.

This group is offered on a drop-in basis and is open to those with lived experience and their supporters.

Flyer summarizing information listed above

For more info, contact Celina:
604-708-5274 or VanVoicesAndVisions@vch.ca

Peer Facilitator Contract Opportunity

Vancouver Coastal Health is currently hiring for a peer facilitator position for Voices & Visions support groups in Vancouver (virtual and in person). See below for more information, or click here to view the contract posting on the Spotlight on Mental Health website.

SUPPORT GROUPS PEER FACILITATOR: NOTICE OF CONTRACT

CLOSING: SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

ONE Contract with the Consumer Involvement & Initiative Peer Led Workshops Program (Voices and Visions)
Location of Work: Vancouver (in-person and online via Zoom)
Duration of Placement: 6 month contract, with potential to renew
Pay and Hours: $20 an hour, up to 8 hours maximum per month

Job Description:

The Vancouver Voices and Visions groups are peer-led support groups based on the International Hearing Voices Network. Their aim is to be a place where people who hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual/unique sensory experiences can give and receive support, share techniques for living well with their experiences and/or explore the meaning those experiences have for them. The groups are facilitated by peers who support the smooth functioning of the group and make relevant resources available to participants.

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