Upcoming Support Programs

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free peer support and recovery programs to people living with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. We also offer support for family members.

Check out our free programs across Ontario listed in our online calendar below. Off to the left, you’ll see a monthly calendar. To get a weekly, monthly view or annual view of programs in your region, just click on the calendar.

See a list of our support programs by city.


One-on-One Peer Support

Peer Support is for people coping with the isolating effects of mental health issues and stigma. One-on-One Peer Support is for anyone who wishes to connect with another individual with lived experience in a wellness-based environment. The program's aim is to provide support through people who understand what it's like to live with mental health issues.

August 3, 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Toronto Registered Group: Early Intervention Program: Coping Through the Arts and Peer Support

In this group you will have a chance to

  • Talk to others that have been there.
  • Learn creative strategies to help you in your recovery.
  • Explore how creative self-expression through art and music can help you manage stress.

This group may be for you if you are between 18-35, and living with depression, bipolar, or psychosis or if you struggle with some of the following experiences:

August 3, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Woodstock Peer Support Group: Mood Disorders Support Group of Woodstock

This is a peer support group for individuals diagnosed with depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders.

Confidentiality, empathy, solidarity, positivity, and a safe place to discuss with peers the challenges that these disorders can cause in our lives are the key components to this group.

Please call (519) 539-8055 and ask for Wes or Laura for more information.


August 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Southwestern Ontario

Toronto Drop-In: Youth and Young Adults Peer Support Group

This is a support group for youth and young adults aged 16 - 30 affected by a mood disorder.

Meets every Wednesday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please use the access entrance, to enter the building after 4pm. Pressing the button will unlock the door.


August 3, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Richmond Hill Peer Support: Markham Area Mood Disorders Association

This group is for people dealing with clinical depression, bipolar disorder or an anxiety disorder, whether as mental-health consumer/survivors or supporters of such.

The group meets twice a month at alternating sites, in members' homes in Richmond Hill and Vaughn.
Members receive meeting invitations via either e-mail or telephone.

Contact: Please call Paul Kohn (Facilitator) at (905)889-4057

August 24, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Central Ontario

London Peer Support Group: The London and Region Mood Disorder's Self Help Group

The London Mood Disorders Group meets every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

On the 4th Wednesday of the month, you are welcome to bring someone of support to you.
No registration and drop-ins are welcome!

August 3, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Southwestern Ontario

Toronto Drop-In: Women's Peer Support Group

This group is for women with mood disorders, including hormonal related mood disorders.

July 28, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Kitchener Waterloo Peer Support Group: Depression & Anxiety Support Group - Waterloo Region (dy)

A support group for people dealing with depression and anxiety.  The goal of this peer-led group is to talk and share experiences in an effort to provide support and useful information that promotes and maintains optimum health.

Contact: Tel: 519-570-4595     Web Address: www.self-help.ca

Go to the web address to view monthly calendars.


July 28, 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central Ontario

Ingersoll Peer Support: Ingersoll Mood Disorders Group

A peer support group for any mental health disorder.

Contact: Oxford Self Help

Tel: (519) 421-2980 or Toll Free 1-877-464-3571;Email: oshn@on.aibn.com; Website: www.ocl.net/projects/selfhelp/

July 28, 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Southwestern Ontario

Kitchener-Waterloo Peer Support: Bipolar Disorder Support Group - Waterloo Region

The Bipolar Disorder Support Group is for individuals who experince bipolar disorder. The group provides a safe and comfortable environment where participants can discuss managing their mood disorder.

Contact:Tel: 519-570-4595     Web Address: www:self-help.ca

See the website for monthly calendars.

July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Ontario