Prairie Mountain Region

Prairie Mountain Region

Westman


Our Peer Support Outreach team, located in Brandon, includes Lora Hay, Nicole Mason, Nikki Beaupre, and Arlee Livingston. Our team can provide one-on-one peer support, facilitate peer support groups, or give presentations in workplaces, non-profit groups or in schools about mood disorders.

If you are struggling with your mental health, looking for resources, or would like to book a presentation or one-on-one peer support session, please email westman@moodmb.ca

Help/Support/Contact

Nikki Beaupre is our Administrative Assistant. She is a graduate of Assiniboine Community College with a background in healthcare and graphic design. Passionate about eradicating the stigma of mental health, Nikki has always enjoyed helping others and providing a listening ear. In her spare time, she loves exploring various topics on psychology and spirituality, as well as spending time with loved ones, including her cat, Chester. She also loves gardening, going for long walks and being in nature.   

Nicole Mason is our Office Manager here in the Westman region, as well as a peer support group facilitator.  With her own mental health experiences, she has become extremely passionate for helping others that are going through their own struggles.  She is excited to share her journey in hopes of encouraging others to fight the battles that mental illness brings.  She is currently studying psychology and has experience with both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behavioural Therapy.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, researching numerous topics, and lazing around with her two cats, Will and Theodora, as well as the family pug dog, Tucker. 

Arlee Livingston (she/they) is the Peer Support Outreach Worker at the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba in Brandon.

Arlee grew up in Southern Manitoba all her life and has faced many barriers to mental health treatment and acceptance in the community. It is her goal at MDAM to ensure that all kids and teens have a person they can call a friend, someone they can vent to, and someone they can trust. Arlee is also a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and continues to be passionate about breaking stereotypes and stigma against 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

Arlee will be graduating with a diploma in Social Service Work from Assiniboine Community College. They also bring lived and shared experiences of struggling with mental illness throughout her life, and especially in her teen years. Arlee is passionate about her work as a Social Service Worker and her work with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
and hopes to expand her knowledge and skills in harm reduction and mental health. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her cat Finn.

Lora Hay, Regional Outreach Manager, Prairie Mountain. Starting her professional career as an educational assistant while raising her children, she recognized her passion for helping others and pursued education in counseling. Later she worked as program manager for a non-profit organization and moved into a more career development focus. She is a graduate of Assiniboine Community College’s Applied Counselling program and holds a Registered Professional Recruiter designation, which she used both skill sets while working at a professional recruiter with the Westman based company West-Can HR. With a deep-rooted passion for supporting individuals on their journey toward mental wellness.

Mental wellness and assisting individuals were always at the forefront of her mind, calling her back. Her involvement with SPIN as Treasurer demonstrates her dedication to suicide prevention and mental health advocacy at a community level. Now, as the Regional Outreach Manager at the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, Lora aims to further her impact by educating and supporting her community in navigating mental health challenges.

When she is not working with the terrific team at Mood Disorder and volunteering her time to SPIN, Lora enjoys spending time with her growing family including her spoiled dog, Winnie. She also enjoys the outdoors, photography, fishing and camping with her husband of 30 years.

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Nikki Beaupre

Nicole Mason

Arlee Livingston

Lora Hay

Crisis Phone List

All Rural Farm and Rural Stress Line: 866-367-3276

North Westman: 866-427-8628

South Westman: 204-326-9276 or toll-free 888-617-7715

Brandon and Assiniboine: 1-888-379-7699

Wellness Peer Support Group – Westman

Soul Sisters 

Brandon Men’s Activity Club

Bipolar Peer Support Group

This is an online mixed group that focuses on wellness topics, addressing all mood disorders, diagnosed or undiagnosed and welcomes everyone to experience an evening of support and connection.

Please note: There is no charge for this group and we do not meet on statutory holidays. This group meets next on May 13 & 27, 2024.

To join the group and receive the Zoom link or for more information, please contact adassist@moodmb.ca or call/text our Brandon office at (204) 721-2174.

ONLINE

Monday

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A community of women who care about each other and who welcome open, honest, heartfelt connections and conversations. Come join a sacred space of nonjudgmental & confidential sharing.

Please note: There is no charge for this group and we do not meet on statutory holidays. 

To join the group and receive the Zoom link or for more information, please contact adassist@moodmb.ca or call/text our Brandon office at (204) 721-2174.

ONLINE

Wednesday

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Facilitator: Susan

This group is aimed primarily at men 40+ but those younger are welcome as well. The group fosters socialization and connection among men in a workshop setting. This group does not meet on statutory holidays. (No charge for this group.)

To receive the link to this group or for further information, please contact the Brandon office at westman@moodmb.ca or at 204-721-2174

IN PERSON

Wednesday

12:30 to 2:00 pm

Facilitator: In person at the BNRC Creation Nation Maker Space in Brandon, Manitoba

Join an online meeting of local peers living with bipolar disorder, diagnosed or undiagnosed for an evening of conversation, support and connection.

Please note: There is no charge for this group and we do not meet on statutory holidays. This group meets bi-weekly and will meet next on May 9 & 23, 2024.

To join the group and receive the Zoom link or for more information, please contact adassist@moodmb.ca or call/text our Brandon office at (204) 721-2174

ONLINE

Thursday

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Introducing: Westman’s New WRAP Program

This FREE 6-week online program teaches you how to take control of your mental health.
These classes teach you how to design your own personal WRAP.

These sessions are led by trained individuals who have struggled with their own mental health and are well on their way to recovery.

WRAP classes will teach you how to incorporate the five fundamental recovery concepts into your daily life. The 6 – 8 sessions will cover some of the following topics:

  • Creating a Crisis Plan
  • Early Warning Signs
  • Five Key Concepts of Recovery
  • Identifying My Triggers
  • Creating a Daily Maintenance Plan

2-hour classes offered online, date and time to be announced.

Email adassist@moodmb.ca to register and be added to the waiting list.


📣📅MDAM Prairie Mountain has a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: join us for 4 FREE in-person events taking place in Brandon, MB.  😎

These events will be based on various fun activities that promote mental health and wellbeing, such as:

👉Culture – Explore how ancient civilizations viewed and treated mental health, followed by a fun puzzle game.

👉Artistic Expression – Express your feelings by creating various art pieces through the sound of music.

👉Land-Based – An introspective walk in nature, followed by a journal and gratitude art project.

👉Mindfulness – De-stress by joining us for a meditation and yoga session with a registered yoga instructor.

*Registration is required, as spots are limited! Must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information or to register, please contact:

📧adassist@moodmb.ca  

📞Call/Text (204) 721-2174


Presentation & Workshop Requests

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation or a workshop on peer support and/or mental health, please fill out the Presentation Request Form by clicking on the Request button below.

Book a One-on-One

Do you need someone to talk to? We offer peer support in a one-on-one (virtual) setting. If you would like to book a peer support session, please click on the BOOK NOW button below. Appointments are 30 min – 1 hour in length and are conducted by video chat, using Microsoft Teams.

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Prairie Mountain Events

Event

CALM Event

MDAM Prairie Mountain has a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: join us for 4 FREE in-person events taking place in Brandon, MB.   …

Event

May 6, 2024 12:00 am

Mental Health Awareness Week

May 6 – 12, 2024 As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, we will be talking about various mood …

Volunteer in Prairie Mountain

Volunteers are integral to the creation and ongoing maintenance of MDAM’s programming. MDAM offers several opportunities for anyone interested in providing support and education directly to our clients.

Interested in volunteering in the Prairie Mountain Region?

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