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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 Drop-in Group: Substance Use and Mood Disorder Support Group

A non-judgmental drop-in peer support group for anyone living with concurrent disorder (the combination of mood disorders and substance use/addiction issues). We welcome folks in all stages of wellness and recovery, meaning the group is open to both those who are currently using and those who are abstaining. (However, we do require sober attendance).

Meetings: The first and third Monday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:50 p.m.

January 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

Toronto Drop-In: Family Members and Supporters Peer Support Drop-In Group

A group for family members or friends of people living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

First and Third Monday of the month.

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

 

January 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

Registered Program: Managing Your Depression and Anxiety

An 8 week educational recovery group for those interested in understanding and developsing tools to cope with depression and anxiety.

  • How thoughts, feelings and behaviours contribute to depression and anxiety.
  • How to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to depression and anxiety
  • Strategies to better manage stress, worry and anger

Sessions will take place on the follwoing Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:30 pm

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January 8, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Toronto

Toronto Registered Drop-in Group: The Family Matters Open Family Forum

The Open Family Forum provides an opportunity for those who are supporting someone with a mental health issue to access and share information, give and receive peer support and find out more about our Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery Program and other resources in Toronto.

The Family Matters Open Family Forum will be held twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday at 36 Eglinton Avenue West Suite 602 from 7-9pm. 

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January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

Toronto Drop-in Group: Courage and Compassion for Depression and Anxiety

A drop-in group for people with depression and anxiety.

The second Tuesday of the month, 7 to 8:30pm

January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Peer Support Group

A peer support group for individuals identifying as a person of colour. This is a respectful and safe space to discuss mental health challenges, as they relate to the complex identities and experiences of racial minorities in Ontario.

This group runs on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00-3:00 pm and the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:50 pm.

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January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

Toronto: Program Information Hour

Interested in hearing more about the peer support and recovery programs run by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario?

Come out to our Program Information Day! Learn about our free drop-in peer support groups, public events, and recovery programs. 

2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 to 2:00 pm in group room 1.

January 9, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Toronto

Toronto Drop-in: West End Drop-in Peer Support Group

In partnership with Unison Health and Community Services, MDAO offers a West End Drop-in Peer Support group at Unison Keele and Rogers. This is a drop in group for individuals living with mental health challenges. 

The group meets on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6PM to 8PM

January 9, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toronto

Youth Living Well

Youth Living Well is an interpersonal skills-building group for youth and young adults aged 16-29 who are affected by mood disorders and related issues. This open-ended group meets twice a month and focuses on relationship issues with immediate family members, friends, and other close supporters. 

Youth Living Well incorporates facilitated peer support, discussions, and group exercises centered around topics such as: stigma, assertiveness, active listening, and personal boundaries.

January 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toronto