Support Group

When: First Monday of every month 6-7:30pm (save the dates 2020: Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 2, Apr 6)

Where: TBA

We acknowledge that we work, study, and play on the unceded, occupied, and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)

What we are:

  • Support group for individuals who are struggling with/have struggled with self harm
  • Confidential – what is said in group stays in group*
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Recovery oriented
  • Safe Space
  • Positive Space

What we are not:

  • Treatment Replacement
  • Professionals
  • Advice-giving

Community Agreement:

  • You can share as much or as little as you want
  • There is no obligation to share, you can simply “exist”
  • Speak from personal experience, we cannot recommend one method of recovery over another
  • Respect that everyone brings unique experiences
  • Be aware that your peers may be at a different stage of recovery than you
  • If you have fresh injuries (cuts/burns etc.), please do cover those up as they can be triggering, scars are okay, because they are part of who we are
  • Please do not share pictures of your injury as that may be a trigger for other members
  • If you need to share graphic descriptions, please always warn that it may be triggering beforehand, be mindful of your own headspace and others
  • Bringing weapons to group will not be tolerated, you will be asked to leave
  • Zero tolerance policy – if you attend under the influence of substances (alcohol and illicit drugs), you will be asked to leave

*Limits to confidentiality:
If information that suggests the following is disclosed, we have the duty to report:

  • you are at risk of imminent danger/serious harm to yourself or someone else
  • someone vulnerable (a minor or elderly etc.) is being neglected or abused
  • information is being requested by court order