IBA’s Peer Support Groups offer hope.

Improve your wellbeing with others who share common experiences.

Hope Companions Peer Support Groups

  • IBA’s informal peer support groups are led by (and for) young adults (ages 18-29), caregivers, family members and friends affected by PANS PANDAS.
  • Groups offer emotional, social, and informational support & connection with those who share similar lived experience.
  • Support meetings are currently offered online throughout Canada. We hope to offer in-person meet-ups in the future. These meet-ups will be held at comfortable public spaces (e.g. coffee shops, community spaces, or at a local child and youth mental health agency).
  • These are accepting and supportive groups providing encouragement, empowerment and hope within a safe environment.
  • Groups may have guest speakers on topics ranging from parenting, trauma, self care… and more.
  • Group meet-ups are 3-5 times a year, and sometimes more often depending on the interests of the leader and group, with group sizes varying.
  • Joining an IBA’s peer support group is free and there is no commitment required.

You’re not alone.

No one should ever have to journey alone.

Join a Peer Support Group

On-line peer support groups throughout Canada for young adults, caregivers, family members and friends affected by PANS PANDAS.

Either click on RSVP/email below, or submit the form HERE.

AlexandraRSVP/EmailWed, May 8, 6:30-8:00 PM (CST)
AlexandraRSVP/EmailFri, Apr 12, 7:00-8:30 PM (CST)
JaniceRSVP/EmailWed, May 15, 6:00 PM (AST)
TracyRSVP/EmailThur, May 23, 6:30-8:30 PM (EST)
MichelleRSVP/EmailWed, Feb 7, 6:30-8:30 PM (PST)

Interested in facilitating peer support in your region?

Enter some basic info into the sign-up form HERE, and our National Lead of Peer Support will connect with you.