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.

 

Click here to read the MDABC Peer Support Group Agreements.

 

If you are a student and wish to visit a support group because of a school assignment, please make your request directly to MDA Management via: mdamgr@lookoutsociety.ca 

Please do this before you contact Facilitators.

 

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

AbbotsfordCowichan Valley/DuncanSalmon Arm
BurnabyNanaimoVernon
New Westminster
Victoria 
Richmond  
Surrey  
Tri-City  

Vancouver

  

White Rock

  

 


  

Abbotsford Peer Support Groups 

Adult

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Thursdays

7:00pm-9:00pm

Abbotsford Community Services

2420 Montrose Ave

See Map

Please just drop in

Contact: Christine

604.854.9404

 Faith

Based

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Fridays

12:30pm-2:30pm

Central Heights Church

1661 McCallum Road

See Map

*This is not an MDABC support group this is a faith-based support group for those with mood disorders. It includes prayer and a devotional, followed by discussion 

Please just drop in

kleinej@telus.net

Contact: Jenny 604.852.3662

Brenda 604.302.7726

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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

Please just drop in

Contact:

mdaburnabygroup@gmail.com

Faith

Based

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Friday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Brentwood Park Alliance Church

1410 Delta Avenue

See Map

*This is not an MDABC support group this is a faith-based support group for those with mood disorders. It includes prayer and a devotional, followed by discussion 

Please just drop in

Contact: Suzy

smmdennis@hotmail.com

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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

Please just drop in

Contact:

mdanewwest@gmail.com

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Richmond Peer Support Group

Adult

Support

Group

 

2nd & 4th Mondays

7:00-9:00 pm

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

Please just drop in

Contact:

mdabc.richmond.group@gmail.com

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Surrey Peer Support Group

Newton

Adult

Support

Group

3rd Monday

6-8pm

The "Roost" Clubhouse

13582 68 Ave, Surrey

See Map

Please just drop in

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

IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT VANCITY

See Map

Please just drop in

Contact: Carol

tricity.mdabc@gmail.com

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Vancouver Peer Support Groups

Monday

Support

Group

Mondays 

1:30-3:30pm 

*Open on Stat Mondays. Exception would be if Christmas and New Years Day fall on a Monday*

Raven Song,

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

See Map

Please just drop in

Contact:

ravensongmonday@gmail.com

Tuesday Evening Support Group (formerly Jewish Support Group)

New information as of October 9th, 2018 group.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

6:00-8:00pm

Raven Song

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

 

Please just drop in, everyone welcome

Contact Lisa or Dave:

lisakleiman2013@gmail.com

davemda@gmail.com

Evening

Support

Group

GROUP ON HOLD AS OF MAY/17/2018

2nd & 4th Thursday

7:30-9:30pm

Shaughnessy Heights Church

1550 W 33rd Ave (at Granville)

 See Map

PLEASE CHECK WITH MDA FOR UPDATES ON WHEN THIS GROUP WILL RESUME. THANK YOU.

Contact MDA: 604-873-0103 EXT 346

Faith Based

Evening

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

7:00-9:00pm

This is not an official MDA support group.

This group involves Prayer

Granville Chapel

5901 Granville St (at 43rd Ave)

See Map

Please just drop in

ContactJanice

janiceelderton@gmail.com

   

 

 

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:

Suite 480-789 WEST PENDER STREET at Howe

Please just drop in

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

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

martin.mdabc@hotmail.com

East Van

Support

Group

Every Friday

2:00-4:00pm

NOT RUNNING ON FRIDAY STAT HOLIDAYS

M.O.S.A.I.C office 

5575 Boundary Road
Vancouver  V5R 2P9

See Map

Please just drop in

Contact:

mosaicmda@gmail.com

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

Facebook page: 

MDA Wellness Recreation Group

Self-Care/Self

Compassion

Discussion

and Support

Group

 Every Tuesday 

2:15 - 4:15 pm

The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC 

Suite 480- 789 West Pender St. 

Vancouver, BC

Please just drop in

Contact: 

mdaselfcareselfcompassion@gmail.com

Women's

Support

Group

First MONDAY of the Month (as of October 2018)

5:45 - 7:15 pm

The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC 

Suite 480- 789 West Pender St. 

Vancouver, BC

Please just drop in

Contact:

mdabc.women@gmail.com

 

 

White Rock

Whale

House

Support

Group

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month (Sep 7th, 21st)

10am-11:30am

 

15877 Pacific Ave, White Rock, BC

See Map

Contact:

604.873.0103

Ext: 346 

 

 

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Cowichan Valley - Duncan Peer Support Groups

Adult

Support

Group

Tuesdays

4:00pm to 5:00pm 

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. 

Please just drop in

Contact: Debbie

250.715.0103 

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Nanaimo Peer Support Groups

Adult

Support

Groups 

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

6:00pm-7:30pm 

Country Grocer Community Room

1800 Dufferin Crescent off Bowen Road

 

Please just drop in

Contact: Mary or Traci

250.741.4113 

email: nanaimomoodmda@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

Please just drop in

Contact: begbiemoodsupport@hotmail.com

 

Capital

Adult

Support

Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

7:30pm-9:30pm

Island Community Mental Health

125 Skinner Street

See Map

Please just drop in

Contact: Ken

250.475.1843

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Salmon Arm Peer Support Groups

Adult

Support

Group

1st & 3rd Monday

Noon - 1:30pm 

Askews (Uptown)

See Map

Please just drop in

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 

Please just drop in

Contact: Patricia

250.558.6900 

 

 

 


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