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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 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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November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

Midland Peer Support Group: DMD Group of Midland/Penetang

This is a group for people who have either depression or bipolar disorder.

The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

For more information: call (705) 359-0363 or email: paulsmoods@gmail.com.

November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Central Ontario

Ottawa Peer Support: Mood Disorders Ottawa (MDO) Mutual Support Group

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, between 7:15 pm - 9:15pm at CMHA, 1355 Bank Street, fourth floor, Ottawa

Voicemail: (613) 526-5406

Website: mooddisordersottawa.ca

Email: mdogrp@gmail.com

November 27, 2018 - 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Eastern Ontario

Orillia Peer Support Group: Orillia DAMD Self-Help Group

A self-help group offering group support to share ideas, information and experiences. Group support for family and friends, support to help alleviate the feeling of being alone, resources and information regarding treatment options both traditional and alternative and ongoing emotional support.  The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

Contact: (705) 325-2201 ext. 3992

Crisis: (705) 728-5044

November 27, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Central 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 8:50pm

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

 

November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

Georgetown Peer Support: Equilibrium Georgetown

Equilibrium Georgetown meets the fouth Wednesday of every month (Sept to June), and often features a guest speaker followed by group discussion

Vist the website for more details

November 28th - Julie and Dave will share their lived experiences in supporting a partner with mental illness.

November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Central Ontario

Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Peer Support Group

A peer support group for individuals identifying as a person of colour. This is a respecful 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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December 4, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Toronto

Toronto Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety Evening Group

This group is for individuals living with both depression and anxiety.

Meetings occur on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8:50 p.m.

There is also an afternoon group on the third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m.

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

December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

Toronto Drop-in Group: LGBTQ Peer Support Group

 

This is a free peer support drop-in group for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community who are living with a mood disorder. Please join us and learn that you are not alone!

December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Toronto

The OCD Psycho-Ed Peer Support Group for Individuals

A group for individuals identifying with symptoms of OCD that are presenting challenges in their daily lives.  This could include repetitive and intrusive thoughts that cause anxiety and rituals that are performed in an effort to reduce the anxiety.

In this group, participants will have a chance to talk about their challenges and explore ways of coping.

To register, contact Debra at debraf@mdao.ca

Sessions will take place on the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm  -

 

December 6, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Toronto