Learn tools and skills to cope with chronic health conditions and find the support you need to thrive in this 6-week online program. Register by calling toll-free at 1-877-509-7852

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Blue Monday!

Healthy Brandon and community partners – Mental Health Promotion, Prairie Mountain Health, Suicide Prevention Network and Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba welcome all community members to join in a FREE virtual Blue Monday presentation – Holding on to Hope: Surviving, Reviving, & Thriving in Challenge & Change   with Paul Wesselmann, MA on January 24, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – zoom link sent upon registration. 

Could you use an infusion of reasonable optimism to brighten these dark days?
We've been dealing with unprecedented amounts of challenge and change, and we're not out of the woods yet. This fast-paced and upbeat session will explore four useful strategies to help us keep going and keep growing though all kinds of difficulty. We want to reach everyone in our community who could use a Blue Monday boost, so please forward to friends, family, neighbors and colleagues…..anyone looking for an extra boost to their morale or for anyone looking for tools to help manage challenge and change.

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ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:
Paul is well-known as a warm and engaging speaker whose inspiring pep talks and presentations have helped thousands of people over the past 20 years, and especially during the last 20 months. Paul holds degrees in psychology and education, is the author of two books, and 30,000 subscribers enjoy his weekly inspirational Ripples emails. To get a sense of Paul's energy and presentation style, view this brief video introduction he created to say hello to Brandon: https://youtu.be/IA53E8vFsy8

Save your spot NOW!  First 100 people to register will receive a Mental Wellbeing resource pack along with a special gift from the keynote speaker:
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Project Reslience: No One Walks Alone

Wednesday Oct 20, MDAM westman was invited by the RHA conference organizer to display materials and be present at Project Resilience: No One Walks Alone . This was an in-person event featuring on-going speakers and displays. It was for current and retired military, police, fire, and first responders. It was quite well received by the target population. 

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Men's Workshop Group

MDAM Westman's men's workshop group with the dog houses they have built for delivery to Northern communities. This project is a partnership between the MDAM men's workshop group facilitated by Brent Rosnoski, BNRC (Brandon Neighbourhood renewal Creation Nation Makers' Space), local realtor Zak Munn, and the Brandon Humane Society. This is the second shipment of houses they have completed and are currently building on a third right now.

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Peer Support and Services in the Westman Region

Finding your Balance

An 8-week online informational program with peer support, exploring the interrelationship between personal stories, innermost, thoughts and the ways they influence your day to day decision making. Explore the reasons you make choices and why it sometimes makes you feel off-balance and untrue to who you really are. Based on the book “Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life” by Steven C. Hayes.

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Soul Sisters 


Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This is a "coffee and conversation" support group for women experiencing mood disorders, low mood, or the frustrations and concerns of Covid-19. It is a group of women helping women through sisterhood and connection. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (No charge for this group)

To receive the link to this group or for further information, please contact westman@moodmb.ca or call / text Marian at 204 721 2174 or Susan at susans@moodmb.ca 



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Cut the Clutter


Online, Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. Join us for an hour of weekly decluttering tasks to simplify your surroundings and rid yourself of unnecessary clutter. There's also a private Facebook group for members only to share ideas, progress and pictures.

For more information and/or to receive the Zoom and Facebook links, please email corib@moodmb.ca

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Mixed Peer Support


Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (no charge for this group).

To receive the link to this group or further information, please contact Westman@moodmb.ca, or call or text Marian at 204 721 2174 or Cori at corib@moodmb.ca.

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Brandon Men's Activity Club


Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in person at the BNRC Creation Nation Maker Space in Brandon, Manitoba. It is a group aimed primarily at men 40+ but those younger are welcome as well. The group fosters socialization and connection amongst men in a workshop setting. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (No charge for this group)

To receive the link to this group or for further information, please contact Brent by phone or text at 204-727-4995 or contact Marian at westman@moodmb.ca or at 204 721 2174

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Women's Wellness Group

Are you over 18 and identify as a woman? Check out our virtual Women's Wellness group which meets online every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 pm.

This group is facilitated by Cori Bolt. To join please email corib@moodmb.ca.

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Westman Men's Exchange


Thursday afternoon at 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Join men aged 18+ from Westman area to discuss news about your community, your interests and general connection and camaraderie.

 For more information or to register for free, please email Brent at brentr@moodmb.ca or contact Marian westman@moodmb.ca or call / text at 204 721 2174 

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Bipolar Peer Support Group


Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. An online peer support group for those living with bipolar, diagnosed or undiagnosed. Meet and connect with peers in your area on Thursday nights. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (No charge for this group)

To receive the link to this group or for further information, please email at westman@moodmb.ca or call / text at 204 721 2174


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Online Peer Support:

 For access to our Provincial Peer Support Groups, click HERE

Presentation & Workshop Requests

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please fill out the Presentation Request Form

Completed forms may be emailed to Marian Goldstone

For more information contact Marian at  (204) 721-2174

Volunteering:

Interested in volunteering? Please click here to apply.

Westman Region Contact

Contact: Marian Goldstone, Outreach Manager

Phone: (204)-721-2174

Email: westman@moodmb.ca

Office Address: 217 10th Street, Unit C, Brandon, MB R7A 4E9

Westman Crisis Phone List

All Rural Farm and Rural Stress Line: 866-367-3276

Brandon and Assiniboine: 888-379-7699