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Contact Us:
Info Line:  613.526.5406
Email:  mdogrp@gmail.com   

Mood Disorders Ottawa

MDO is a registered nonprofit, volunteer-run organization 
that supports people with mood disorders and their loved ones.


ALL EVENTS A DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN THE CURRENT NEWSLETTER.


MDO MONTHLY SPEAKER NIGHT
19March2019  and  16April2019
Speaker Night features a speaker or panel, a Q&A session and refreshments.
Free and open to the public ... people with mood disorders, their loved ones and the interested public.
 
No registration required.
When:   3rd Tuesday of each month;  September through May (excluding Jan-Feb); 7:30p-9p, followed by light refreshment.
Where:  Southminster Church (15 Alymer Ave/near the Rideau Canal & Bank St.), 3rd floor, enter at the rear of the building. 
Limited free parking is available at the rear of the building and additional parking on side streets.

MDO speaker night presentations are for information purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent those of MDO.

19March:  FLYER
Dr Irit Sterner, clinical psychologist, on
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Overcoming Low Motivation

Often, we know what we need to do to feel better, but we can’t get ourselves to do it because we are feeling depressed or anxious. We get caught in a loop – we do less, and we feel worse. Dr. Sterner’s presentation will explore (a) the problem of low motivation from a CBT perspective, and (b) strategies we can use to overcome problems with motivation.


16April:  FLYER
Sara Richardson-Brown, ROH Recreational Therapist, on Wellness Through Leisure

This presentation will provide an overview of the concept of Wellness, the importance of Play, and how engagement in Leisure & Recreation can help us to increase our overall health & wellbeing. Benefits and recommendations from research literature will be discussed along with strategies to utilize leisure and recreation in your wellness plan.


DISCOVERY 2000 EVENTS - SUBSIDIZED SOCIAL EVENTS
This year-round program provides several low-cost social events each month for members with mood disorders.  All are welcome to participate, however, only MDO members with paid memberships are subsidized.  Please bring your membership card or complete a membership form and fee payment at the event.  See below or newsletter or for current Discovery events.
SIGNUP IS REQUIRED FOR THESE EVENTS - see event details.


ICE SKATING PARTY & Bake Sale
$2   MDO members, friends & family.
Hot chocolate/apple cider and other beverages.
Friday/29March, 7:30-920p
Bob MacQuarrie Rec Complex (1490 Youville Dr)  Bus 95-91-131
MEDITATIVE DRAWING - a creative way to practice mindfulness
Tuesday, 30April2019   7-9p   1355 Bank St/4th Floor    $3   15 participants max
Register at email/phone above.

Did you know that the simple act of creating repetitive marks, shapes and lines is a great way to clear your mind, to be in the moment and let yourself relax? That drawing can be an easy way to reduce stress because there is no right or wrong way...there is only your way. This session will introduce you to the beauty and ease of putting pen to paper as a way to practice/experience mindfulness.  No previous drawing experience needed, just bring your self and your curiosity. Facilitated by Solange D. and peer support by Kim H.


On-Going Discovery 2000 events:
MOVIE NIGHT CARDS - Get a $15.00 movie card for $3.00.
Paid MDO members only.  Use at any Cineplex theatre for admission or concession.  Cards do not expire.  Distribution is held monthly; MDO members are limited to one pass every 2 months (6 per year).  If you miss a distribution night, we don’t allow you to make up for the missed movie card.

No sign-up ... 1st Come/1st Served ... limit of 30 cards per month.

When:   6:00-6:45p, on the 1st Tuesday of every month, dates noted in Newsletter

Where:  World Exchange Plaza 2nd Floor, between Subway and Booster Juice
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GAMES NIGHT - next date TBD
Join us for an evening of Trivia, Pictionary and a mystery game.  Snacks, giggles and community will also be part of the evening.

  • TUCKERS MARKET PLACE / RESTAURANT DEAL - next date TBA

    Next date TBA.  5:00 –7:00 pm @ 61 York Street

    Sign in between 5pm-5:30p; Max 40 Members —- Paid members fee $5.00
    Please sign up to attend at email or phone above - leave your full name and phone number.

MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS with Candace

CANCELLED/Thurs, February 28th - NEW DATE TBA
Please join us for a special drop-in session of a trial program sponsored by MDO. This is a free event for members and the public, so  bring a friend or neighbour. Many scientific studies have proven how Mindfulness and Meditation can reduce symptoms of stress, symptoms related to depression and anxiety (including PTSD), and other symptoms related to mood disorders.
See Newsletter for event details.  Leave # of attendees at email or phone above.