Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – WRAP for Families

Description: The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.) is an intervention that was developed by people who had been dealing with a variety of psychiatric symptoms and who were working hard to feel better and get on with their lives. Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, an internationally acclaimed author, educator and mental health advocate, initially practiced W.R.A.P. to help with her own struggles with mental health challenges.

The purpose of the WRAP for Families program is to provide strength-based support for family members of people with mood disorders. The program will help family members to develop and practice self-care strategies, learn the key concepts of mental health recovery, and be introduced to the concept of peer support. Family members will learn to exemplify recovery principles and in turn be of greater support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges. The WRAP for Families group takes place over the course of eight weeks, meeting once a week for 2.5 hours. *** Registration is required.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Ave. W. | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: WRAP for Families run every quarter. Currently WRAP for Families is full and starts again in April 2015. Please call anyway. If demand is extremely high, we may start another one before then. People can email Daniel directly to be added to the list and notified of upcoming groups.

Contact: Daniel Farb 416-486-8046 Ext. 237 | 1-888-486-8236 | www.mooddisorders.ca | danielf@mooddisorders.ca

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