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 Peer Support Group.
Women’s Speakers Series
Crushing the stigma, one story at a time...
The Women’s Speakers Series is a monthly online series via Facebook Live. The Speakers Series was created to give those who identify as women in our community a platform to speak about their stories in the open, and to feel empowered in doing so.
Featuring a different speaker each month, the series runs from September 23, 2021 - April 21, 2022. Past speakers included mental health professionals, nutritionists, occupational therapists, life coaches and everyday women sharing their stories. The series is based on our peer support model – we empower those who suffer from mental illness to share their lived experiences and recovery stories of hope in a safe and supportive environment.
We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker for 2021 is Winnipeg’s very own, Chantal Kreviazuk! Chantal will be sharing her own story along with her music on September 23, 2021 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 for this virtual fundraising event and they can be purchased online.
Postpartum Peer Support Group
Women's Wellness Group
Our Women's Wellness Group allows for individuals who identify as 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 enhance learning. Women will share their experiences, embrace a positive mindset and expand their knowledge of mental health through topics such as:
- Paint night
- Walk and talks
- Book night
Our next Women's Wellness Group is scheduled to begin in late September 2021 (date TBD still). If you would like to join, please email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list.
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.
Disordered Eating Program
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce our latest pilot project, our Disordered Eating and Body Image Workshop, and Peer-Support Group.
There is such value in sharing our stories and learning to re-write the narratives that often keep us locked in shame and self-deprecation. Disordered eating, obsessive dieting, low self-esteem, diagnosable eating disorders, and other co-morbid issues are part of a mental health space that currently does not have provincial supports in place to sustain the growing demands of the community. MDAM’s goal is to continue to expand our peer-support-based programming, to provide further assistance for people in this space.
This workshop runs weekly for six sessions. The intention of having a longer spanning workshop is to provide education and skill-building while also creating a community around empowerment.
If you are interested in signing up for our next program (date TBD in the fall), please email Pam at email@example.com.
Downloadable Support Materials:
- Nutrition Resources (downloadable PDF)
- Colouring Pages for Self-Empowerment (downloadable PDF)
- Self-Empowered Background Images for your Phone