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Info Line:  613.526.5406

Mood Disorders Ottawa

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


What is most personal is most universal.” - Carl Rogers

Writing your story can help you make sense of your experience, connect with your resilience, and find hope and peace. Sharing your story in public (optional) can inspire others, shift opinions, and create positive change. If you have been thinking of sharing your story with others, please join us for the “Tell Your Story” workshop. We offer a non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere where you can work on your story at your own pace.

The workshop consists of 4 modules. Each module covers a specific topic and allows time for participants to share the stories they have prepared for the group, if desired. The flexibility of this workshop allows you to come for the topics that interest you as well as receive feedback on your practice presentations, again, if desired. All of this happens in a non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere...with quite a few laughs along the way.

Details:  7-9p;  1355 Bank Street, 4th floor

Module 1:  30January
Honouring my story:  explores your motivation for sharing your story. You will develop your main message and identify your preferred audience.
Module 2:  27February
Developing my story: covers the opening, body and closing of your story. You will start putting your story down on paper.
Module 3:  27March
Refining my story:  examines language, assumptions, and stigma. You will refine your story to connect with the hearts and minds of your audience.
Module 4:  24April
Presenting my story:  focuses on preparation and presentation skills. You will work with your strengths as you embrace the storyteller in you.
Practice Sessions:  13Feb - 13Mar - 10Apr
Practicing my story:  3 practice sessions will be offered. You can practice presenting your story as it evolves, and receive feedback.

Facilitator: Sharon Roberts is a facilitator for Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Pathways to Recovery and Peer to Peer Support Group for MDO. She is passionate about peer support and mental health recovery for herself and others experiencing mental illness.