Hamilton Mad Students Collective

Site: No Physical Address

Contact Information
E-Mail hamilton.mad.students@gmail.com
Website www.hamiltonmadstudents.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/HamiltonMadStudents
Primary Contact Alise de Bie, Coordinator; Email: hamilton.mad.students@gmail.com
Site Information
Located In Community Ontario
Physical Access Fully Accessible - meeting locations ; Some spontaneous social meetings organized on the listserv may not be fully accessible.
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name HMSC
Former Name Mad Students Society (2015)
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A community of students who are attending or planning to attend post-secondary or adult education institutions and have personal past/present experiences with psychiatric/mental health systems.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2012
Funding None
Elections None
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A peer support and advocacy community offering:  
 
* informal in-person peer support meetings  
* online real-time chatroom  
* social events  
* Wellness Recovery Action PlanĀ© groups  
* one-on-one meetings with a peer supporter  
* Madgic School workshops for Mad student activists and peer supporters  
* drop-in Mental Health Zone Library  
 
* meet monthly and communicate through an email listserv to support each other, discover tools for self-advocacy, and connect with history and broader social movements
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours * regular meetings in Hamilton * schedule posted on the listserv * additional informal meetings, social events, and gatherings organized by members using the listserv
Areas Served Ontario ; Southern Ontario only * private email discussion listserv welcomes members living anywhere in the world
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Students age 16 years and up attending or preparing to attend any school (last year of high school, adult education, college, university) in any level and program of study. This includes students on a leave of absence and planning to return. Members live/work/study/hang out in/can travel to the Hamilton area. All members self-identify as having personally experienced madness, mental health disability, mental illness, significant spiritual or emotional distress, and/or the psychiatric/mental health system.  
 
* no formal screening, wait list, or documentation is required
Application None
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Mental Health Related Support Groups ~ College/University Students

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