Interlake Region

Interlake Region

interlake region

Hi, my name is Michael, and I am the Peer Support Outreach Worker for MDAM in the Interlake Region of Manitoba. Included in the Interlake region are the towns of Arborg, East St. Paul, Gimli, 

Selkirk, St. Andrews, St. Clements, St. Laurent, Stonewall, West St. Paul, and Woodlands Area.

As a Peer Support Outreach Worker, I can provide one-on-one peer support, facilitate peer support groups, or give presentations in workplaces, non-profit groups or in schools about mood disorders.

If you are struggling with your mental health, looking for resources, or would like to book a presentation or one-on-one peer support session, please email


Hi, I’m Michael Carvalho and I am the Interlake Outreach Support Worker. I recently joined the MDAM team in late April of 2022, and currently live in the city of Winnipeg. I did spend most of my childhood living in Lockport and driving into Selkirk with my immigrant parents to clean local businesses. I am excited to be back in my region and also bring support and Mental Health resources for the community. I am proud to have launched the Seniors Tea & Tales program in Selkirk, MB, and I currently facilitate the Friends and Family Peer support online group. I also work at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre once a week as a Self-Help Rep and provide one-on-one peer support and organize support groups for the residence of SMHC. I drove for the City of Winnipeg as a bus operator for almost 4 years and my favorite part of the day was interacting with so many different people on so many different paths of life. Through this position, I hope to provide as many safe spaces, using my groups, and reassure everyone that they are seen, heard and matter. I am grateful to be working with the Gordon Howard Centre in Selkirk, Mb and helping me bring in-person support groups to the communities.

If you ever want to reach out or have any questions on any of the presentations we offer, please do not hesitate to call or email me!

Contact: Michael Carvalho

Phone: (204) 891-2956


Crisis Phone List

All Rural Farm and Rural Stress Line: 866-367-3276

Interlake: 204-330-7821

Soul Sisters 

Tea & Tales – Selkirk

A community of women who care about each other and who welcome open, honest, heartfelt connections and conversations. Come join a sacred space of nonjudgmental & confidential sharing.

Please note: There is no charge for this group and we do not meet on statutory holidays. 

To join the group and receive the Zoom link or for more information, please contact or call/text our Brandon office at (204) 721-2174.



10:00 am - 11:00 am

Facilitator: Susan

Our Seniors Tea & Tales is all about coming together for an afternoon tea or coffee to share experiences and discuss a variety of topics about mental health, or simply to connect with other people in a similar age group!

Location: The Gordon Howard Centre, 384 Eveline St., Selkirk, MB

No registration required.


1st and 3rd Thursday/Month

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Facilitator: Susan

Introducing: Our New WRAP Program

This FREE 6-week online program teaches you how to take control of your mental health.
These classes teach you how to design your own personal WRAP.

These sessions are led by trained individuals who have struggled with their own mental health and are well on their way to recovery.

WRAP classes will teach you how to incorporate the five fundamental recovery concepts into your daily life. The 6 – 8 sessions will cover some of the following topics:

  • Creating a Crisis Plan
  • Early Warning Signs
  • Five Key Concepts of Recovery
  • Identifying My Triggers
  • Creating a Daily Maintenance Plan

Presentation & Workshop Requests

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation or a workshop on peer support and/or mental health, please fill out the Presentation Request Form by clicking on the Request button below.

Book a One-on-One

Do you need someone to talk to? We offer peer support in a one-on-one (virtual) setting. If you would like to book a peer support session, please click on the BOOK NOW button below. Appointments are 30 min – 1 hour in length and are conducted by video chat, using Microsoft Teams.

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Volunteer in Interlake

Volunteers are integral to the creation and ongoing maintenance of MDAM’s programming. MDAM offers several opportunities for anyone interested in providing support and education directly to our clients.

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