Support Group

When: Every first Monday of the month 6-7:30pm (save the dates: Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2)

Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IBLC) 461
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1 (map)

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