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.

Toronto Recovery Group - Registration Required: Gaining Autonomy with my Medication (GAM) - ENGLISH SESSION

August 5, 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toronto

Gaining Autonomy with my Medication English (GAM)

Do you struggle with figuring out how medications fit into your life?
Tired of people telling you what to do about your psych meds?
Want a different approach to looking after your meds?
Want to take more CONTROL over your psychiatric medication?

Kitchener Waterloo Peer Support Group: Mood Disorders Association for Waterloo Region

July 31, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central Ontario

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.

Kingston Young Adult Peer Support Group: MDA YAK - Mood Disorders

August 5, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Eastern Ontario

Do you have a mood disorder and desire the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation?

MDAYAK is a peer support group which:

Chatham Peer Support: Chatham Kent Health Alliance

August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwestern Ontario

This is a group for people who have depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorders. Contact: Mike Lloyd; Tel: (519) 354-6975 

Mood Disorders Peer Support Group of Kingston

August 5, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Eastern Ontario

This is a group for people who have mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, etc.

Kitchener-Waterloo Peer Support: Mood Disorders Association of for Waterloo Region

July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Central Ontario

Depression/Anxiety Support Group: Participants in the group are currently or have at some point in their life experienced depression and/or anxiety.

Contact: Tel: (519) 570-4595.

Guelph Peer Support Group: Mood Disorders Support Group of Guelph

August 5, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Central Ontario

Self-help and support group offering education and discussions for people dealing with depression, bi-polar, and anxiety disorders.This group works towards reducing stigma within the group as well as in the community.

Information Line: 519-766-4477
Website: http://mdsgg.ca
E-mail: info@mdsgg.ca

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Sarnia Peer Support Group: Mood Disorders Support Group of Lambton County

August 5, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Southwestern Ontario

Peer support/drop-in for people over 16 years old who have used or are using the mental health system

Primary Contact: Sabrina Rocca  (519) 344-5602
http://opendoorscsal.webs.com/.  

Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder: What Works, and When? A Guide for Patients

July 30, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Toronto

 

“Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder: What Works, and When? A Guide for Patients” 

hosted by Dr. Sagar Parikh – University Health Network

 

Bipolar disorder often produces many symptoms and consequences, and so often needs many types of treatment, both medication and psychotherapy. The major forms of psychotherapy studied in bipolar disorder are Psychoeducation (teaching key illness management techniques), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy, and Family-Focussed Therapy.

Toronto Recovery Group - Registration Required: W.R.A.P. for Families

July 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toronto

WRAP for Families

The purpose of the WRAP for Families group is to provide strength-based support for family members of people with mood disorders. The program will help family members to develop and practice self-care strategies, learn the key concepts of mental health recovery, and be introduced to the concept of peer support. Family members will learn to exemplify recovery principles and in turn be of greater support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges.