Chronic pain: Online patients support groups

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 62, No. 6, July August 2020, Pages 210-211 News COVID-19

Pain BC is providing its free pain support and wellness groups online in order to provide education and peer support to people during physical distancing due to COVID-19. The peer-led groups provide an opportunity for people living with persistent pain to interact and build a community of support while learning about pain, pain management, and coping strategies.

Patients can register for a group in their geographic region. There is also a men’s-only group, which is open to men from any area in BC. All groups meet online on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month; those without Internet access can dial in by phone. For more information, visit, or call 1 844 880-PAIN (7246).

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Karen Hansen says: reply

I suffer from chronic pain and I would like to join your online support group. I feel very alone with this and my partner is not very supportive at all. I live alone and have trouble with normal daily tasks. It would be nice to connect face to face (online) with others who may be in the same situation as me.
Thank you,
Karen Hansen
Vancouver, BC

BCMJ says: reply

Hello Karen,
For more information about Pain BC's free pain support and wellness groups, and to join a group, go to

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