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Equilibrium-Oakville – Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Group Name: Equilibrium-Oakville- Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Description: Equilibrium, founded in 1991, is a peer support group for individuals and their families who are affected by a mood disorder. Their purpose is to gain a better understanding of the illness, to offer non-judgemental support and to share experiences. No registration or membership is required. All those affected by a mood disorder are welcomed. Just show up.

People are welcomed on arrival by a core group member, who provides them with literature. The meeting lasts from an hour to an hour and a half and is usually attended by 25-35 people. The importance of confidentiality is emphasised at the beginning of every meeting. People attending an Equilibrium meeting for the first time generally sit back and listen. However, they are invited to share their thoughts if they wish. There is no cost to attend meetings or borrow books/videos. Operating costs are covered by donations at meetings.

Where: Evangel Pentecostal Church | 1450 Rebecca Street | Oakville, ON L6L 1Z7

When: Second Tuesday of each month – September to June. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. – meeting begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 905-693-4270 | 1-877-693-4270 | info@equilibrium-oakville.com | www.equilibrium-oakville.com

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Women’s Peer Support

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.

The Women’s Peer Support Group: a drop-in group for women with mood disorders, including hormonal related mood disorders. The most serious of the postpartum disorders, this condition affects about 1 to 2 in 1,000 new mothers. Onset is rapid, sudden, and very dramatic, often within days to weeks of delivery. It can be characterized by psychotic depression, mania, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that other people cannot),delusions (fixed, false beliefs), extreme confusion and suicidal thoughts. It is a serious condition that requires rapid treatment for the safety of the mother and her baby. This condition is more common in women with bipolar disorder.

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

When: Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and the first Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Toronto Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety

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.

A peer support group for individuals living with both depression and anxiety. This group is facilitated by James M.

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

When: Starting February 3, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and occurring the first Monday of each month thereafter at the same time.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Managing Depression and Anxiety

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Managing Depression and Anxiety

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.

MDAO is offering an educational recovery group focused on developing understanding and tools to manage depression and anxiety. The group will run for six sessions. Each two hour session will involve information presentation, dialogue and activities. Through participation in this group you will:

  • Develop understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviours contribute to depression and anxiety.
  • Acquire skills to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to depression and anxiety.
  • Learn strategies to better manage negative thinking, stress and worry.
  • Develop tools to bolster self-esteem and resiliency.
  • Expand understanding of relapse prevention strategies and planning.

*** Registration is required.

Where: 602-36 Eglinton Avenue West | Toronto, ON M4R 1A1

When: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. starting Wednesday March 11th, 2015 through April 15th, 2015

Contact: Becky Curran 416-486-8046 Ext. 240 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Family Matters Program

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Family Matters Peer Support & Recovery Program

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.

While family members and caregivers are essential to the support team when addressing the needs of a loved one with mental health and addiction challenges, very often family members become in need of services and supports themselves. This new program will continue to adhere to the individual peer support and recovery work that MDAO does best while expanding upon and strengthening services in the following areas:

  • Counselling support services for family members and individuals challenged with mood disorders and complex mental health needs
  • Educational resources for family members
  • Recovery programs for family members
  • Peer support groups
  • One-on-one family peer support
  • Psycho-educational programs
  • System navigation
  • Support networks
  • Community outreach

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

When: Please call or e-mail for more information.

Contact: Becky Curran 416-486-8046 Ext. 240 | 1-888-486-8236 | beckyc@mooddisorders.ca | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Substance Use and Mood Disorders

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – Substance Use and Mood Disorders

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.

A non-judgmental drop-in peer support group for anyone living with a concurrent disorder (the combination of mood disorders and substance use/addiction issues). We welcome folks in all stages of wellness and recovery, meaning the group is open to both those who are currently using and those who are abstaining. (However, we do require sober attendance). The groups are confidential, free, and require no referral or pre-registration.

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

When: The first and third Sunday of each month, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – The Monday Mood Drop-In Group

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – The Monday Mood Drop-In Group

Description: A drop in peer support group for people with Depression, Bipolar and Anxiety. Meets every Monday.

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

When: Every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

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.

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

When: Peer support groups held in various locations. Call for more information.

Contact: 416-486-8046 | 1-888-486-8236 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – LGBTQ Peer Support

Group Name: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – LGBTQ Peer Support

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.

Now meets twice a month! This is a free peer support drop-in group for those community who are living with a mood disorder. Please join us and learn that you are not alone! The groups are confidential, free, and require no referral or pre-registration.

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

When: The first and third Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8036 | 1-866-486-6663 | www.mooddisorders.ca

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario – WRAP for Families

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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