Peer Support Groups

What is an MDABC Peer Support Group?

 

An MDABC peer-led support group is a safe place to share your story, your struggles and accomplishments, and to listen to others as they share similar concerns. At an MDABC support group you can get a sense of belonging, informal education about your mental health challenges, and the support of others who have 'been there‘. Support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers with lived experience of mental health concerns.

Please Note: Support groups are not intended to provide counselling/therapy.

How can I find an MDABC Support Group?

 

MDABC has more 35 Peer-led Support Groups in cities and towns across British Columbia. You will find the group contacts, meeting times, and locations on this page. 

All of our Peer Support Groups are free of charge and require no registration; just drop in and you will be welcomed. * Only the PTSD groups require an intake prior to joining the group. Please contact the facilitator to discuss your suitability. 

 

Lower

Mainland

Groups

Vancouver

Island

Groups

BC Interior

Groups

Abbotsford    Cowichan Valley/Duncan      Salmon Arm          
BurnabyNanaimoVernon
ChilliwackVictoria 
New Westminster        
North and West Vancouver  
Richmond  
Surrey  
Tri-City  
Vancouver  

 


  

Abbotsford Peer Support Groups 

Adult

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Thursdays

7:00pm-9:00pm

Abbotsford Community Services

2420 Montrose Ave

See Map

Contact: Christine

604.854.9404

 Faith

Based

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Fridays

12:30pm-2:30pm

New Life Church

35270 Delair Road

See Map

Contact: 

office@newlifecrc.ca

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Burnaby Peer Support Groups 

Adult

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Saturday

10:30am-12:30pm 

Tommy Douglas library meeting room 

7311 Kingsway

See Map

Contact:

mdaburnabygroup@gmail.com

Faith

Based

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Friday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Brentwood Park Alliance Church

1410 Delta Avenue

See Map

Contact: Marja

604.291.6254

marja@livingroomsupport.org

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Chilliwack Peer Support Groups 

Adult

Support

Group

2nd & last Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Communitas

18-45966 Yale Road

Chilliwack

See Map

Contact:

chwkmda@telus.net

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New Westminster Peer Support Groups 

Adult

Support

Group

Every Thursday

7:00-9:00pm

Sherbrooke Lounge, Sherbrooke Centre

260 Sherbrooke Street, New West

See Map

Contact:

mdanewwest@gmail.com

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North and West Vancouver Peer Support Groups

Adult

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

7:00-9:00pm

HOPE Centre

Main Floor in Blenz seating area

1337 St. Andrews Ave

See Map

Contact: Karen

604.922.4327

kcooke27@shaw.ca

Family

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Mondays

7:00-9:00pm

HOPE Centre

Main Floor in Blenz seating area

1337 St. Andrews Ave

See Map

Contact: Karen

604.922.4327

kcooke27@shaw.ca

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Richmond Peer Support Group

Adult

Support

Group

 

2nd & 4th Mondays

7:00-9:00 pm

No Group on Monday, May 22, 2017

Richmond General Hospital

7000 Westminster Highway

Room # 4 in Rotunda

 

Please Note: Before 8pm use south entrance
between Emergency and parkade, after 8pm use
Emergency entrance only

See Map

Contact:

annalyn@rakehockey.ca

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Surrey Peer Support Group

Mens

Support

Group

3rd Tuesday

6:00-8:00pm 

13582 68 avenue

See Map 

Contact: Frank  

604.690.3912

mdamensgroup@gmail.com

Newton

Adult

Support

Group

2nd Monday 

7-9pm

The "Roost" Clubhouse

13582 68 Ave, Surrey

See Map

Contact: Nuvi

604.561.5344

MDAfacilitator@hotmail.com

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Tri-City Peer Support Group

Tri-City

Support

Group

Fridays

7:00-9:00pm

2850 Shaughnessy St #7100,

Port Coquitlam

See Map

Contact: Carol

tricity.mdabc@gmail.com

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Vancouver Peer Support Groups

Monday

Support

Group

Mondays 

1:30-3:30pm 

Raven Song,

2450 Ontario street (between 8th Avenue and Broadway), Room 101

See Map

Contact:

ravensongmonday@gmail.com

Jewish

Support

Group

2nd Thursdays

7:00-9:00pm

Jewish Community Center

950 West 41st Avenue

See Map

Contact:

Lisa 778.228.4037

lisakleiman2013@gmail.com

Dave 604.618.7531

davemda@gmail.com

Evening

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Thursday

7:30-9:30pm

Shaughnessy Heights Church

1550 W 33rd Ave (at Granville)

 See Map

Contact: Karen

604.922.4327

kcooke27@shaw.ca

Faith Based

Evening

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

7:00-9:00pm

Granville Chapel

5901 Granville St (at 43rd Ave)

See Map

ContactJanice

janiceelderton@gmail.com

Family

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

7:00-9:00pm

Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital

3080 Prince Edward St  

Harvest Room A

See Map

Contact: 

ssrblack@yahoo.ca 

604.251.2179

Moving Beyond

Youth Group

Ages 19 - 29

Every Monday

6:30-8:30pm

**Please arrive 15 minutes early to be let into the building. 

MDABC Offices:

1450-605 Robson St

(at Seymour St)

See Map

Contact:

movingbeyond.bc@gmail.com

Post

Traumatic

Stress

Disorder

(PTSD)

Support

Group 

Every Monday Evening

*Note: Registration is required for this group. Please email the facilitator Martin, at the contact email provided.  

Longhouse Ministry

2595 Franklin Street, Vancouver 

See Map

Contact:

martin.mdabc@hotmail.com

East Van

Support

Group

Every Friday

2:00-4:00pm 

Starts May 5th at this location

Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre


1669 East Broadway, Vancouver  V5N 1V9

2nd floor group room, Room 223 

Please just drop in

Wellbeing

Meetup

Group

Various dates and times

*Please note that this is an activity group, not a sharing circle

Various locations click here for more information 

Self-Care/Self

Compassion

Discussion

and Support

Group

 

Every 2nd Tuesday 

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Starts June 6th, 2017

 

 

 

The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC 

Suite 480- 789 West Pender St. 

Vancouver, BC

Please just drop in

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Cowichan Valley - Duncan Peer Support Groups

Adult

Support

Group

Tuesdays

3:30pm-4:30pm 

Cowichan Mental Health & Addictions

3088 Gibbins Road, Duncan

See Map 

*This group is an initiative by Cowichan Mental Health and Addictions, it is not an MDABC group however it is available to support people with mood disorders in the Cowichan area. 

Contact: Debbie

250.715.0103 

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Nanaimo Peer Support Groups

Adult

Support

Groups 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

7:00pm-8:30pm 

Church of the Nazarene

2150 Departure Bay Road

See Map

Contact: Mary or Traci

250.741.4113 

email: nanaimomoodmda@gmail.com 

 

Post

Traumatic

Stress

Disorder

(PTSD)

Support

Group 

 2nd & 4th  Monday 

*Note: For more information about registration criteria, time, and location, please contact the group facilitator.

 

For the location of this group please contact the facilitator.

To register contact

nanaimomda@gmail.com

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Victoria Peer Support Groups 

Begbie

Adult

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

7:30pm-9:30pm   

Woodward Room

Royal Jubilee Hospital

See Map

Contact: Tamara

250.474.3065

Capital

Adult

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

7:30pm-9:30pm

Island Community Mental Health

125 Skinner Street

See Map

Contact: Ken

250.475.1843

Faith

Based

Support

Group

3rd Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Emmanuel Baptist Church

2121 Cedarhill Cross Road

See Map

*This group is not an MDABC group but is available to support people of faith with mood disorders in the Victoria area. 

Contact: Pastor Joan Dosso

250.592.2418 ext.227

joan@emmanuelvictoria.ca

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Salmon Arm Peer Support Groups

Adult

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Monday

Noon - 1:30pm 

Askews (Uptown)

See Map

Contact: Nan

250.832.3733

ndickie@telus.net

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Vernon Peer Support Groups 

 

Adult

Support

Group

 

Fridays

2:30pm-4pm 

Canadian Mental Health Assoc

3100 28th Avenue, Vernon

See map 

Contact: Patricia

250.558.6900 

 

 

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