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Mood Disorders Ottawa

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


When another group or organization sends us information they wish to be posted or distributed, you will find it/links to it here.


The FSG is a peer support group of adults living with mental illness.  Join them every Wednesday for an evening of friendship and engagement.


Therapeutic yoga teacher Susan Anderson 
The OAnx program is a yoga-based, natural and holistic approach to managing and overcoming anxiety. It is designed for those who suffer from, for example, stress, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and PTSD. The OAnx program may be particularly relevant for someone with OCD since anxiety is typically part of this disorder.  The program includes gentle yoga (no yoga experience required), education, meditation, mindfulness and self-regulation tools and techniques to break the psychological, biochemical and physical cycles of anxiety. 

She will be offering two Overcome Anxiety Clinics™ this fall. You can find more information about them here.


Singing in a group can support your recovery and health - check it out.
Think you can't sing, but love singing?  Or you can sing and want to do it in an informal group?  Pitch (im)Perfect Singers is for you.  The goal is to create a safe and fun atmosphere where everyone, regardless of their ability, can experience the intellectual, emotional, and physical benefits of singing, along with the social rewards of singing in a group.  They sing a wide range of popular songs in unison to backing tracks, to maximize participation and inclusivity.  Songs and themes change from week to week.
Meets at Kitchissippi United Church every other Wednesday​!  $10 per session.

Fall Groups - Ottawa, Carleton Place, Kemptville, Pembroke

Webiste or google “Family Info at The Royal”.   Family events listed on the left hand column of the web page.

This Summer:

Working with Families Skills Training at The Royal:  Aug 7, Aug 21, Sept 4                 

Forensic Family Peer Support Group at The Royal:  2nd Wed of each month

Lanark County Family Peer Support Group in Carleton Place: Aug 20 and then the third Thurs of each month

Coming this Fall:

Family Support Group at The Royal on the third Tues of the month

Family Information Group at The Royal and via telemedicine to Pembroke:  the first Tuesday of the month

Family WRAP at The Royal and in Carleton Place: Monday evenings September-November

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
A six-week series of 90 minute groups we are offering to caregivers supporting an adult living with mental health challenges.  To learn more about the benefits of these workshops, please watch this interview:  Meet the McNabbs and video:  YouTube Video of First Canadian PTC Workshop . 

To register:  

Registration link for Kemptville :

Registration Link for The Royal (Sep2018):


Mood Family Education at The Royal: Thursday evenings throughout September

Schizophrenia Education Series at The Royal: Thursday evenings throughout October

Forensic Education Series at The Royal in November

NAMI Family to Family Education Program in Pembroke: September-November


8:30a-4:30p @ The Royal
Women in Mind 2018 will celebrate current knowledge of treatment and recovery in women’s mental health . You will hear from leading experts in psychotherapy (CBT and IPT) as well as from experts who work in treatment planning with women diagnosed with both mental illness and developmental delay. You will also learn about the impact of trauma, and how it can impact treatment decisions. The conference will host an Art Show (and sale) featuring women artists whose recovery is enhanced through art.