Register for our New Support Group for Men
To register: Click here or scroll down to fill out the registration form.
Once registered, you will be provided meeting access information.
Even in the best of times, many men suffer from a lack of strong social networks, with serious effects on their health and well-being. In our current social crisis, there is a heightened need for men and boys to have a safe place to connect and deal with their problems and needs.
We are responding with a new support group for men. We provide a space for men to gather together and be heard with compassion; to share feelings and personal true stories; to feel accepted and not judged. We want to support healing, forgiveness, and restitution in families where possible, and individuals where needed. Which is to say: Not all families can be healed or restored, and forgiveness does not mean putting yourself or your children in danger again. After men have been heard, we want to provide tools, education, and options for moving on, healing, and starting over again. Supporting both children and self is a priority.
This program is being delivered by the Vancouver branch of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, a national network of men’s health and social service facilities. However, if you don’t live in or around Vancouver, we still encourage you to register if you feel this group may be right for you.
The program will be hosted via Zoom. We are requiring all participants to appear with both video and audio in order to simulate, as closely as possible, an actual group meeting.
- Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm Pacific Time, and Thursdays from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Time, via Zoom.
Program Eligibility Criteria
- Male (or male identified) who are age 18+ (if you are under 18, please see our Young Men’s Support Group)
- Targeting men who reside in BC, but open to men from across Canada
- Able to participate in online meetings
About Our Facilitators
Amanda, a former pastry chef, is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in psychology with a minor in counselling. After seeing many positive results from getting support for her mental health, Amanda felt inspired to support others through their healing journeys. She hopes to help reduce the stigma around mental health and seeking support, especially for men. Men’s mental health often gets ignored in society, and Amanda wants to help change that by holding space for men to express and process their feelings and emotions. She aims to create a safe, non-judgemental space, meeting everyone with kindness, empathy, compassion, and playfulness/humour when appropriate. In her free time, Amanda enjoys connecting with friends, listening to vinyl records, going to concerts, yoga, dancing, reading, and learning new things.
(Picture and Bio forthcoming)
(Picture and Bio forthcoming)
To register, please complete the following form and select the program #3 Men’s Support Group (National). In registering, you are agreeing to join meetings with both video and audio, to provide notice of changes to your contact information and you are deemed to have agreed to our CCMF Vancouver Support Group Confidentiality and Consent Policy.