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

Summer 2019:

Introducing to you... our summer youth camp staff and team!!! Meet the team!

Brodie is a 24 year old unicycle enthusiast & DJ. He loves sharing stories about his life and is looking forward to a career working in children’s mental health. 

Victoria is 21 years old taking her bachelors of psychology and loves playing volleyball and spending time with youth.

Mikayla is our 22 year old Youth Program Outreach Coordinator and our Assistant Camp Director. Mikayla recently was accepted into psychiatric nursing and she loves to be outdoors!

Jessica is 25 years old and works as our prenatal/ pregnancy and postpartum coordinator. She has a passion for working with youth and a love for the arts and music. 

Jordan is a 18 year old soon to be high school graduate! He has a passion for helping youth with their mental health and promoting mental wellness. Jordan admires cars & spending time with friends laughing. 

Sydney is a former camp attendee who loves music and pasta. She is one of the facilitators for the teen groups here at MDAM. This year she is returning as a camp councillor with a passion helping youth be their best selves. 

Rylene is our fantastic intern from Maples who is spending the summer working with our youth! She is a violinist, pianist, vocalist and creative artist. She is dedicated to helping end the stigma surround mental illness. 

Our camp director, Aly will be celebrating her 25th birthday this summer at the camp doing what she loves: playing music, facilitating workshops, helping youth express themselves, being creative and working hard with a dedicated team. 

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...