The Family Navigation program supports families struggling with mental illness and provides assistance in navigating the mental health care system.

Our MDAM employees and volunteers look for the best options for each individual family, and provide them with the tools to make independent and informated choices.

Don't face these challenges alone. We're here to help.

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Family Navigation Services

The services vary to fit the needs of each family, and include:

  • Support over the phone
  • In-person, one-on-one support sessions
  • Help finding medical/professional support
  • Education, assistance and advocacy on behalf of families

We also help families find the appropriate professional support/service. For families waiting for psychiatric support, which is often a 12-18 month wait, we offer guidance through the wait period and beyond. At MDAM, we understand Manitoba's mental health care system and are aware of the current challenges. Therefore we can provide adequate education, assistance and advocacy on your behalf.

Family Navigation Contacts

Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to our office hours, calls will be monitored Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bonnie Bricker, Director of Family Navigation
Phone: (204) 396-7923
Email: BonnieB@MoodDisordersManitoba.ca

Kirsten, Family Navigation & Women's Programming
Phone: (204) 509-6083
Email: KirstenD@MoodDisordersManitoba.ca