Voices and Visions Virtual Support Group
The North Vancouver Voices and Visions support group is currently taking place virtually over Zoom! Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, from 5:00-6:00 pm. You don’t need to register to attend this group, and you don’t need to be the client of a mental health team – you can drop in just by clicking the Zoom link or calling in by phone. Your supporters are also welcome to join. The first session of each month is focused on a specific topic and will have more of a discussion group format. To see a list of upcoming discussion topics, scroll to the bottom of the page.
For more information, please call Debbie Sesula at 604-983-6023 (ext. 1). This group is funded by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Update 14/02/22: The Zoom link to attend the group has been updated.
Link to join (will work for every session):
Meeting ID: 693 9701 6727
One tap mobile: +17789072071,,69397016727#,,,,,,0#,,955811#
Dial by phone: +1 778 907 2071
- August 11: Self-care, including how we practice self-care, what self-care means to us, the limits to self-care, and the role of community in self-care
- September 8: Community and relationships, including who you consider your community, the challenges or benefits of being part of a community as someone who experiences voices and visions, and what community members can do to support each other
- October 13: Exploring the uniqueness of our perceptual experiences, including the many different ways people experience hearing voices and seeing visions, but also other unusual perceptions or beliefs that might be less talked about or harder to describe – our experiences are diverse and terms like “hearing voices” and “seeing visions” mean different things to different people”!
- November 10: Self-image and identity, including how voices/visions affect self-image, how (or if) they reflect self-image, and how other people’s attitudes towards our voices/visions affects how we feel about ourselves
- December 8: Rights, access, and advocacy, including how we deal with experiences of being treated differently because of our experiences with voices/visions (for instance, in healthcare, employment, or housing), knowing our legal rights, and where to find support and resources