The annual Chicken Fest sponsored by the Rotary Club Winnipeg West will be offering lunches on April 27, 28, May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 2017. The cost of the lunch is $17. Proceeds will be donated to MDAM and the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation. For more information, or to download an order form, visit the Chickenfest website.
MDAM presents ‘A Window to the Mind’ presentation conducted by Professor Brian Lithgow. Professor Lithgow will discuss a new technology entitled Electrovestibulography as well as the associated research. This presentation will be held on April 3rd 2017, at 7-8:30pm at the MDAM office (100-4 Fort St.)
The annual Andrew Dunn Walk/Run is scheduled for May 13th rain or shine! Registration for this event may be done on the running room website. The day will be filled with entertainment. prizes a silent auction and much running and walking. All proceeds will support the MDAM organization. For more information contact Judy Dunn at 204-444-5228.
The Shoppers Drug Mart’s annual Run for Women raises awareness of women’s mental health illnesses within Canada. This years run will be held on May 14 2017 in Winnipeg. The event will hold a 5K run/walk, 10K run/walk and Little Girls 1K run/walk. For more information please visit the Shoppers Run for Women web page or contact Charlotte, MDAM Director of development through phone 204.942.8715 or email.
The Mental Health First Aid course provides explanations of mental health, mental illness and mental health problems. The course discusses signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations and provides information about effective interventions and treatments. The length of the course is 2 days, offered at the MDAM office (100-4 Fort St.) and the cost is $100. The dates are listed below. For more information please contact Charlotte through email or at 204-786-0987.
March 25-26 2017
April 22-23 2017
May 27-28 2017
June 24-25 2017
*New Dates Added
The Cognitive Behavior course is designed to equip individuals with a necessary skill set, which may be used to identify, assist as well as resolve issues related to mental health. This course is free of charge and for ages 16 and up. MDAM is also offering a 6 week cognitive course presented by Tina Holland on April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 , 15 (6:00-8:00pm) at the St.Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Ave. The cost of this 6 week course is $40. For more information or to register, please contact Charlotte through email or at 204-786-0987.
Get your art on is a 90-120 minute art program composed of 10 sessions, which run every Thursday beginning November 3rd 2016 from 6-8 pm at the MDAM office, 4 Fort St. This program is intended for youth grades 9-12 and no experience is necessary. To register please visit the Inspire community outreach website. There is no charge for this program.
Baby Blues and Better days is a 4 week program offered to new mothers and fathers, which provides information and addresses issues as well common concerns associated with the arrival of a new born child. This program is offered at the MDAM office on February 5, 12, 26 and March 5 2017. To register for this program please contact Charlotte at 204-942-8715.
The 2017 National Mental Health conference is scheduled March 15-17 2016 at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites. To register please visit the Mental Health Conference Page. For more information please contact Rebecca Marinos, Conference Manager through phone 650-888-2654 or through email.
MDAM presents the 8th Annual Voices of Angels concert and fundraiser. This event will be held on March 17th & 18th at the Watson Arts Centre in Dauphin MB. Tickets are $15 for one evening or $25 for both evenings. Tickets are available at the Watson Arts Center or may be purchased by contacting Eleanor at 204-638-7278.
MDAM’s annual In the Mood Gala will be held on Saturday, February 25 2017 at the Hotel Fort Garry Grand Ballroom. Tickets prices include $200 for an individual, $275 for Patron and $1600 for a Corporate table. Money raised this year will be used to provide education and support for youth, parents and those living with depression. For more information please contact Charlotte through email or through phone 204-942-8715 or 204-295-5077.
There are many who live with a variety of health conditions that can lead to a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders and others. Stress, certain medications and a variety of ‘triggers’ or sensitivities to ingredients in some of our foods can also create problems with an individual’s appetite, weight loss or gain and other issues that can worsen their nutritional status and impact the overall mental health of that individual in the long run. This is a one-day session that provides insight into the importance of healthy eating habits and behaviours as part of the overall treatment plan for everyone- especially those who are living with a mental health condition. It is offered on January 14 2016, 9am-4pm at a cost of $25.
Please join us for Paint Nite, inspired by the art of Reid Bricker on October 22 2016 at 7pm at St. Mary’s Academy 550 Wellington Crescent. The night will include painting, raffle prizes, a 50/50, Music, food and beverages. This event is an adult only event, 18+. Tickets are $55. To purchase tickets call Charlotte at 204-942-8715 or 204-295-5077.
Winnipeg book launch of Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts featuring Bev Geddes & Sherry Peters. Hosted by Samantha M. Beiko and co-presented by MDAM. This event will be held on September 21 2016 at 7pm at McNalley Robinson at Grant Park Mall in the Atrium. For more information please visit mcnallyrobinson.com
She Wore Flowers in Her Hair is an event in support of mental health awareness, in honour of Jaedra Winter, who was lost to suicide in June 2015. S.W.F.I.H.H. will take place on June 4th, 2016 from 12-8 P.M. at Kelburn Estates (1293 Kelburn Rd.). Tickets are $10.95, ticket price includes access to all activities, lunch provided by Pony Corral, and a rubber wrist band! All proceeds will be donated to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. For more information please visit the She Wore Flowers in Her Hair Facebook page.
Rock It Out! is a two week summer rock camp for kids living in Manitoba aged 12-17. The rock camp is designed to encourage an environment where kids, particularly those at risk or affected by mood disorders can experience a sense of community as well as develop peer relationships.
1st Session: July 4th – July 15th 2016
2nd Session: July 18th – July 29th 2016
3rd Session: August 2nd – August 12th 2016
4th Session: August 15th – August 26th 2016
For more information contact Griffin Jenkins through email or phone at 204-786-0987
The event MoMondays, is taking place on June 13 2016. This event will be filled with music, story telling, comedy and some great conversation. This event is intended to inspire and motivate anyone and everyone. Early bird tickets are $15, please visit MoMondays.com for more information.
The Rotary Club of Winnipeg partnered with Chicken Delight presents the 65th annual Chicken Fest held on May 10th. Chicken Fest is a Dine-In or Take-Out Lunch delivery program designed to support local non profit organizations. The lunch is priced at $17, and the form can be downloaded here. This year, a portion of the funds raised will be donated to MDAM. For more information visit www.chickenfest.ca
Runway 204, is a fashion show featuring local designers, which is hosted by the Seven Oaks General Hospital in partnership with MDAM. The event takes place May 13th at 7:30 followed by an after party. For more information call 204-632-3552.
The Shoppers Drug Mart’s annual Run for Women attempts to increase awareness of women’s mental health illnesses within Canada. This years run will be held on May 14 2016 in Winnipeg. The event will hold a 5K run/walk, 10K run/walk and Little Girls 1K run/walk. For more information please visit the Shoppers Run for Women web page or contact Charlotte, MDAM Director of development through phone 204.942.8715 or email.
The 10th Annual Andrew Dunn Walk/Run will be held at the One Insurance Arena in Oak bank, Manitoba on May 7 2016. Registration takes place at 9:30 am and the walk/run will begin at 11:00 am. For more information contact Judy Dunn at 204-444-5228 or through email
Andrew Dunn Walk/Run sponsorship form is available Here
Join us for Thompson’s Fourth Annual Defeat Depression event, a Run / Walk for Mental Health on May 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Northern Regional Health Authority Clinic – Plaza Mall. Registration for this event is at 12 pm in the Community Room (NRHA) and the Run/Walk begins at 1 pm. Help us spread awareness about mental health issues and de-stigmatize mental illness. For more information please visit www.defeatdepression.ca, the defeat depression facebook page or contact Ron Buchanan through email.
Baby Blues and Better days is a 4 week program offered to new mothers and fathers, which provides information and addresses issues as well common concerns associated with the arrival of a new born child. This program is offered at the Westwood Library, Lower Level, 66 Allard Ave on April 3,10,17 & 24 at 2-4pm. To register for this program please contact Ro-Jean at 204-786-0987 or through email.
The upcoming annual In the Mood Gala will be held on April 23 2016 at the hotel Fort Garry. For information on this event please contact the Director of Development Charlotte at either 204.942.8715 or 204.295.5077. Charlotte may also be contacted through Email.
The Mental Health Care in Manitoba Election Forum will take place on Thursday April 7 2016 at 7pm at the Asper Jewish Community Campus (123 Doncaster St.) Partners for Community Mental Health presents a forum for Manitoba’s political parties to explain their position and future plans for mental health care in Manitoba. For more information, contact Adam Milne at 204-786-0987.
MDAM is running a new youth program over spring break called the Work It Out! program. This program is designed to give kids a safe space to work on specific skills, which will help increase their physical and mental performance in sports and everyday life. The program will also educate kids on mental health issues through presentations and group discussions. The program is for kids aged 10-14 and the cost is $50 for four days (March 29th-April 1st). The event is being held at Churchill High School. For more information contact Griffin Jenkins at 204-786-0987 or through email.
If you are interested in attending this event, please download the form below, fill out all of the necessary information and drop off at the MDAM office.
Form: Let It Out! Athletic Camp Spring 2016 Registration
The Creative Arts Program begins January 10th 2016 and will run every Sunday. The program will be held at the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba office, which is located at 100-4 Fort St (At Assiniboine). Registration for this program is not required and there is no fee to attend. If you have any questions or require more information please contact the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba at 204-786-0987.
The 2016 National Mental Health conference is scheduled March 16-18 2016 at the Victoria Inn & Convention Center. To register please visit the Mental Health Conference Page. For more information please contact Rebecca Marinos, Conference Manager through phone 650-888-2654 or through email.
Please join us on March 18th, for our youth event located at the Old Fire Hall (Back of Art Center) & March 19th for an evening filled with local performers, sharing their personal stories of recovery from mental health issues. Admission is $15 per event of $25 for both combined.
October 16 2015 – December 4 2015
The Mindfulness Meditation program begins October 16 2015 and runs until December 4th 2015. To register or for more information please contact the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba at 204-786-0987.
November 22 2015
If you have any questions or require more information please contact the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba at 204-786-0987.
September 13 2015
Come join us on September 13 2015 during sundown (approx. 8pm) for the presentation of the film ‘Inside Out’ on the Legislative building grounds. The money raised by this event will be donated to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.
For more information please contact the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba at 204-786-0987.
September 9 2015
July – August 2015
For more information or for session dates and registration head over to our Let It Out! Summer rock camp for teens page!
June 21 2015
May 23 2015
The team is called MDAM Supporters. Please register and join the team! The password is zen92kut. We are growing so come out and run with us! This will be a wonderful event in support of Women’s depression. Board members have been signing up to date. Join us at the Running Room.
May 20 2015
May 9 2015 Andrew Dunn Walk
April 7 2015
March 4-6 2015
Phone: (650) 888-2654 Fax: (650) 513-2020
Post-Partum/Perinatal Challenges & Family Wellness:
Understanding the Signs, Helping Those In Need
December 11 – 12, 2014
Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This training opportunity is for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people who work in the health care profession, including but not limited to mental health professionals, therapists, counsellors, doulas, mid-wives, trainers, parents and YOU!
Still trying to decide if this is for you? Ask yourselves these questions, and make the decision to learn more!
- Are you screening every single pregnant and postpartum woman?
- Do you wonder if you are asking the right questions?
- Do you know what to do if someone tells you she is having scary thoughts?
- Are you seeking best-practice information to enhance your practice?
- Are you up to date with the most effective assessments and interventions?
- Are you a therapist who wishes to become an expert in the treatment of postpartum depression?
- Are you a concerned friend, family member or parent going through post-partum challenges?
Registration Information Coming Soon!
Keep checking the website at:
Sponsored by The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
October 23rd- We are excited to be pairing the University of Winnipeg Health and Wellness Educators for their Thrive Week. Join us Wednesday.
September 30th– Save the Date for our National Mental Health Conference!
2015 National Mental Health Conference: Addressing Challenges in the Criminal
Justice System, Aboriginal Communities, in the Workplace & Within Society Today
March 4 – 6, 2014
Sponsored by The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
More information coming soon. Keep checking our website!
October 20th- Thank you to the Shoppers Drugmart in Tuxedo, for choosing us as their charity of choice for the Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life fundraising campaign.
Each fall, the campaign provides customers with the opportunity to purchase and personalize a Tree of Life icon, which are prominently displayed on the Tree of Life in all participating stores. Make a difference by purchasing a “leaf” for a loonie, a “butterfly” for $5, an “acorn” for $10 or a “cardinal” for $50.
November 5th Thank you to the folks over at Fukumoto Fitness for choosing us as their charity for their 5th Annual Pumpkin Charity Workout! They raised nearly $1500. Check out their recap of the event.
September 10th- MDAM was honored to be a part of the “Queer and Present Danger” Comedy Show, put on by the talented Chantel Marostica. All proceeds from the show were donated to MDAM and we were there all night with information on mental illness to offer to guests of the show.
September 1st 2014-Thank -you to Cystal Salked, Kayla Milligan, Robin Wilms, Amanda Douglas and Britney Fache for raising over $3000 through their joint effort in the Show Me The Love Ultimate Wedding Package!