Bison's Herd for Youth to be Heard!!

Did you know people ages 15-24 are more likely than any other age range to experience mental illness or addiction?? Well its true and the University of Manitoba Bisons and the Mood Disorders of Manitoba (MDAM) want to let you know that its okay to experience mental illness and addiction and to talk openly about it! Talking openly can be the first step to healing and recovery and thats what we all want..... to reach a point where we could feel mentally healthy and happy again!!!

MDAM has been helping people, help themselves for over 35 years and will be launching brand new support services and programs! This year, MDAM is GIVING BACK to the University of Manitoba by providing FREE Peer Support training through UMSU! The bison’s encourage everyone to provide a donation to MDAM's youth programming! To donate click through...

Youth Programming

Our youth programming offers education and support to youth 9 – 19 years struggling with a mental illness. Our facilitators offer care, committment, and personal experience with mental illness.

Our Youth Programming includes:

  • Support groups
  • Peer support via phone
  • One-on-one peer support sessions
  • Camps

Youth support groups and peer support are free of charge and registration is not required. Registration is required for one-on-one peer support sessions only.

View our calendar for youth support group dates.

For more information or for peer support, contact Aly through email or by phone (204) 786-0987.

Youth Camps

Through our camps, youth dealing with mental illness have an opportunity to share experiences and develop life skills while building a community of peers.


Rock It Out! Band Camp

A two-week summer rock camp for youth 12 – 17 years living in Manitoba. The rock camp fosters an environment in which kids at risk or affected by a mental illness can experience a sense of community, develop peer relationships and play music.

The program is offered throughout the summer months. Cost is $100 and registration is required.

2019 Band Camp Session Dates TBA