Pain workshop focuses on family

Attendees will learn to support their loved one while working through their own thoughts, feelings and frustration.

Island Health’s pain program will host a public forum at  Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Begbie Hall, 2101 Richmond Ave., on Wednesday (Nov. 6), beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The focus of this year’s forum is on the family, friends and caregivers of people who suffer from persistent pain.

Attendees will learn how to understand and support their loved one while working through their own thoughts, feelings and frustrations. Family counsellor Cheryl MacKinnon will offer strategies to work through changes and loss, and learn how to heal.

Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Banfield at 250-519-1884 or by email at


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