PKD Mind Matters

Welcome to PKD Mind Matters: Supporting Mental and Emotional Well-Being in the PKD Community 

At the PKD Foundation of Canada, we understand that living with polycystic kidney disease goes beyond the physical challenges. It's a journey with challenges that take a heavy toll on our mental health, and that's why the PKD Mind Matters initiative is a dedicated effort to provide meaningful support and resources for the mental well-being of our community. 

Our Vision: With PKD Mind Matters, we're embracing the whole picture of dealing with a chronic illness. We want to create a safe space where patients and families dealing with PKD can connect, support each other, and draw on their inner strength. We truly think that taking care of your mental well-being is a big piece of the puzzle on the road to living a better, more satisfying life with PKD.  


Monthly PKD Chats

Key Features

Monthly PKD Chats are a new format developed especially for PKD Mind Matters; they're warm and supportive virtual gatherings where everyone's voice matters. We're all in this together, creating a space where you can feel heard and understood.

Topics range from coping strategies and stress management to body image and family dynamics. 

Community Support

Connect with others who understand the unique challenges of living with PKD. Our virtual chats provide a safe space to share experiences, offer support, and build lasting connections.


Upcoming events

Learn more about these upcoming events and register at the links below:


Resource Hub

Access a wealth of resources tailored to mental health in the context of PKD. From articles and expert advice to recommended readings, our Resource Hub is your go-to destination for information and guidance. 

Peer Support Programs 

In development

Engage in peer support programs designed to connect individuals facing similar challenges. This is a safe space to learn, listen and share our personal stories. 

Get Involved

Whether you're seeking support or eager to contribute, there are numerous ways to get involved with PKD Mind Matters. Attend our webinars, join community discussions, or explore opportunities to become a mental health advocate within the PKD community. 

Join us on this journey of resilience and support. Your mental health matters.