Womens Programming Contact
We provide education, assistance, coping techniques, and support for women struggling with mental health issues. Through a partnership with SHOPPERS LOVE .YOU. we now offer a Women’s Wellness Group, Women’s Speakers Series, and our Postpartum warmline.
Women’s Speakers Series
Crushing the stigma, one story at a time...
The Women’s Speakers Series will be an online series via Facebook Live. Featuring our Key Note Speaker Samra Zafar who is an award-winning internationally renowned speaker, bestselling author, and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. We will also have a variety of Mental Health Professionals, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Life Coaches and every day women. The series is based off our Peer Support model in the way that we empower those who suffer from mental illness to share their lived experiences and recovery stories of hope in a safe and supportive environment. The Speakers Series was created to give the women of our community a platform to speak about their stories in the open, and to feel empowered in doing so.
We offer an online weekly Postpartum Peer Support group on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Join here
The Postpartum Warmline is intended to provide information, hope and support to individuals who are struggling with or know someone with postpartum mood/anxiety.
Feel free to call or email us 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm. If you are calling from outside of Winnipeg, please state this when you call, and we will call you back.
Postpartum Warmline: 204-391-5983
Woman's Wellness Group
Our Women's Wellness Group allows for women in our community to come together in a positive, safe and supportive environment. We offer a safe haven to empower positivity, support growth and to enhance learning. Women will share their experiences, embrace a positive mindset and expand their knowledge of mental health through topics such as: Self-care, Mindfulness, Yoga, Nutrition, Paint night, Meditation, Walk and talks, and a Book night.
The current Wellness group is full. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this group is limited to 8 participants.
Stay tuned for future Woman’s Wellness groups. Monitor this page and our social media for dates, times and locations.
Meet our Women’s Wellness Facilitators
My name is Maria Valencia. I have volunteered with MDAM for 2 years. I facilitated the Anxiety depression group for one year and also volunteered with peer support online.
I am an animal lover, enjoy the outdoors, cycling and running. I'm a proud entrepreneur, my partner and I started the online e-commerce business Caroquilla.com. I have designed the world's most comfortable and sustainable bamboo underwear. I also recently got engaged to the most wonderful life partner.
I live with mental illness and strongly believe in with the right support, nutrition and exercise we can cope and achieve a life healing balance. Volunteering for me is a way of giving back to our community, it helps build connections, and it is where we can learn from one another.
My name is Jacqueline Jackson-Clark. I have been volunteering with MDAM for 2 years.
I facilitated the Bipolar group for 1 year and also volunteered with the peer support line.
I’m a mother of 3 wonderful daughters, and, I have a loving and supportive life partner. I am also a teacher and have proudly been an early year’s educator for 22 years.
I have a lot of experience with mental illness and believe strongly that with a positive body, mind, and, soul we can achieve balance and healing. I enjoy giving back to the community, because, I believe we draw strength from our connections, and we grow from our shared experiences.