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

MAD Camp 2020 Recap


Summer 2020 Recap

This past summer, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, together with United Way, hosted the 2020 Teen MAD Camp – short for Music, Art, and Dance. Teens from 12-17 were hosted and had fun through a variety of activities centered around Music, Art, and Dance. Each Friday, campers highlighted their newfound skills (like learning to play the drums or electric guitar) through a Showcase talent show!

Our Showcases featured musical covers from Billie Eilish, to Fall Out Boy, to Miley Cyrus. Dancers performed to NF, BTS, Ariana Grande, and artists varied paintings from sunset skies, to Disney characters, content highlighting MMIWG and more!

MAD Camp also hosted a variety of other activities and outings. Visits to the Forks Marketplace included ice cream parlours, and field trips were taken to trampoline parks such as Flying Squirrel. Arts and Crafts featured the creation of slime, fidget toys, and tie dye t-shirts!

Campers also learned a variety of future skills, coping mechanisms, and general education through mental health 101 lessons, presentations on self-care, and mental health worksheets such as “What I Can and Cannot Control”.

Most importantly, campers developed friendships, support systems, and networks to help them navigate their mental wellbeing. 

We would like to again thank our sponsors at United Way, as well as everyone who donated equipment, supplies, space, and more for making MAD Camp 2020 such a success! We hope to see you again next Year!

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...