FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new self-esteem support group will be launched in April through the Fort St. John Association for Community Living for those aged 16 to 24 who have a disability.

Local counsellors and therapists have partnered with the association and will work with groups on self-esteem and help members tackle issues stemming from anxiety.

The non-profit plans on running two groups through the course of the year, each will be 12 weeks long.

Intake for the first group begins in March and can be completed online. Afterwards, support staff with the association will reach out to applicants to discuss their goals going into the program.

Joseph Lang, with the FSJACL, says the groups will also allow members to meet new people.

“Some of our support staff will be involved, and it’ll give people the opportunity to meet other people, but also to look at their self-esteem and maybe some issues around anxiety and stress, and we’ll do it in a COVID safe way,” Lang said.

Members of the support groups must be vaccinated as the groups will be held in person at the FSJACL building, located at 10251 100th Avenue.

To learn more, contact Lang at 250-787-9262 or email info@fsjacl.com.