Squamish Pain Program Launches a fall cycle

Are you at least 17 years old, living in Squamish, and:

  • Living with chronic pain (e.g. back pain, headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.), and
  • Living with mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, etc.), and/or
  • Using substances like opioids, stimulants, etc.?

If so, you can receive free health care services and make a difference in your community by learning about overdose prevention.

The program is specifically designed for people who may experience barriers to accessing care.

All services are offered free of charge and transportation and childcare costs are subsidized or fully covered.

There are three components to the program:

  1. Street Degree- an education series created for and with people with lived experience to reduce harm, prevent and respond to overdoses.
  2. Making Sense of Pain- a class series for people with pain providing opportunities to learn about pain and strategies for improved pain management.
  3. Clinical Services- counseling, physiotherapy, one-to-one yoga therapy and massage therapy).

You may self-refer for any or all components of the program by contacting Coordinator Richelle Muscroft at spp@shhs.ca or Tel: 604-849-2487.

More Information about class and session dates found here

This program is funded by the Overdose Emergency Response Center through Vancouver Coastal Health and supported by Pain BC Society.