FAMILIES in Lakes District

2021 Programs

Staff person Heather Megchelsen, BA Educator at FAMILIES
Heather Megchelsen, BA Educator

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Welcome to programs and services in Omineca – Lakes District, B.C.

Sign up for one or more programs or one-to-one support for individuals or family support. I am always open to starting an additional support group or program in any area within the district expressing interest.

Contact Heather at 250-691-1132 or lakesdistrict@bcss.org

Family Support Groups

Monthly meeting that is confidential, encouraging and helpful. Discover potential options — you are not alone!

Vanderhoof Family Support Group: 4th Thurs monthly; meets from 3:30 – 4:30 pm outside or on Zoom

Burns Lake Family Support Group: 3rd Wed monthly; meets 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Zoom

Women’s Support Group: 1st Wed 1 – 3 pm monthly; meets outside or on Zoom

L.isten E.mphathize, A.gree, P.artner (LEAP)

LEAP teaches us a set of evidence-based practices to help individuals affected by mental illness that are experiencing denial or poor insight (anosognosia), become fully engaged and adhere to recommended treatment.

Call Heather at 250-691-1132 or email lakes district@bcss.org for more details

Puppet Plays/Presentations

Call Heather Megchelsen in Public Education School District #91 to book:

Presentation on Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder to help grade10 C.A.P.P. classes.

“What are Friends For?” is a puppet play that describes mental illness as a physical illness of the brain and explains how to help for grades 4 to 6.

“Hey there’s Hope and Help!” is also PUPPET TALK about mental illness appropriate for grades 1 to 3.

SMART Recovery Online Support Group

Are you a family member or friend of someone with an addiction? There is help for you so you can help your loved one. The SMART Recovery Family Support Group is a science-based, secular alternative or supplement to Al-Anon.

SMART RECOVERY Family & Friends: Zoom only support group (open to all) 1st Wed monthly, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Call Heather 250-691-1132 for more details.

Education Services

Vanderhoof Women’s Group: 2nd Wed monthly; meets 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom

Burns Lake Women’s Group (Elizabeth Fry): 3rd wed monthly; meets 1 – 3 pm outside or on Zoom

Contact Heather at 250-691-1132 or lakesdistrict@bcss.org 

FAMILIES education services for women's groups in the B.C. Omineca Lakes District