Online Peer Support Group

BMHC is now launching our free Online Peer Support Group program for LGBTQ Black youth aged 18 – 30. The pilot will be a closed group of 10 members, and will run for 12 weeks from March – June 2021.

In a support group, people are able to talk with others who are like themselves – people who truly empathize with what they are going through and can share the type of practical insights that can only come from firsthand experiences. With this program, BMHC aims to break the stigma and shame associated with mental health and create an anti-oppressive harm-reductive space for cathartic release, community building, and skill sharing. Peer support participants will actively participate in creating an inclusive safer environment for each other from registration to the very last session.

Registration is open and accessible through this clickable link:

Meet The Facilitator:

Sara Lyele (she/her)
Sara’s personal passion is being involved in dialogues and initiatives which explore the intersectionalities Black communities experience. Growing up and working in Social Services in Vancouver, where there is a small Black population, “I’ve always recognized the gap in support systems and representation for minorities, which can be bridged by dismantling systemic inequities and injustices”. As a Child and Youth Care Practitioner, Sara believes we all have a social responsibility to create safe spaces for young people and this can be done by amplifying their voices and experiences.