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Perinatal Mood Disorder - Help and Support

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

705-721-7520   1-877-721-7520 or email

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Home visiting for pregnant women and families with children up school entry.  Provides information about perinatal mood disorders, strategies around coping, tips for nurturing yourself, ways for improving communication with loved ones, referrals to local counseling and information about community resources including groups for Perinatal Mood Disorders.

Health Connection

705-721-7520  1-877-721-7520 or email

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Information and resources on perinatal mood disorders, postpartum health, breastfeeding, parenting, local community programs and support services and much more. Public health professionals available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CMHA Gambling, Substance Use & Mental Health Services Simcoe County

1-888-893-8333 

www.cmhastarttalking.ca

Telephone crisis line for youth and adults experiencing a personal crisis. Services available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call to speak with a professionally trained mental health and addictions counselor.

CMHA Addictions and Mental Health Services Muskoka Parry Sound.

1-800-245-5036

www.mps.cmha.ca

Telephone crisis line for youth and adults experiencing a personal crisis. Services available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call to speak with a professionally trained mental health and addictions counselor.

Motherisk Helpline

www.motherisk.org

Expert information on medications, herbal products, vitamins, infections, chemical exposures, occupational exposures, environmental exposures and medical conditions during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
TeleHealth Ontario

1-866-797-0000

www.ontario.ca

Free, confidential telephone service to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse. 24 hours, 7 days a week.

After Baby Group (Barrie)

705-345-9049

After Baby Support Group (Barrie) (PDF 130KB)

Meet other new moms experiencing mood changes after birth of baby, Discuss relationships, difficult emotions and how to take care of yourself. Build coping strategies.

After Baby Group (Wasaga Beach)

705-422-1888 ext.139

After Baby Group (Wasaga Beach) (PDF 991 KB)

Meet other new moms experiencing mood changes after birth of baby, Discuss relationships, difficult emotions and how to take care of yourself. Build coping strategies.

After Baby Group (Midland)

705-526-7804

After Baby Group (Midland) (PDF 992KB)

Meet other new moms experiencing mood changes after birth of baby, Discuss relationships, difficult emotions and how to take care of yourself. Build coping strategies.

After Baby Group (Orillia)

705-325-2201 ext.3544

After Baby Group (Orillia) (PDF 466KB)

Meet other new moms experiencing mood changes after birth of baby, Discuss relationships, difficult emotions and how to take care of yourself. Build coping strategies.

After Baby Group (Collingwood)

705-444-5885 ext 200

For moms experiencing mood changes after the birth of their new baby. The group will provide moms a time to talk together, feel less alone, and share ideas about how to feel better.

One Day Workshops for Postpartum Depression

Monday, Dec 3/18 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Monday, Feb 4/19 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Barrie CBT Workshop for PPD (PDF 579KB)

Barrie EarlyON Child & Family Centre, 129 Ferris Lane

Open to any woman 18 years of age or older within Simcoe County/District of Muskoka with a baby under 12 months old (must speak English). Workshop is free. Childminding and lunch will be provided for free.

Mother Matters

To see if eligible and to register, visit:

https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs-and-services/mental-health/Mother-Matters

An 8-week online support group run by the Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital. It will take place on a confidential discussion board, giving you the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, while learning from and supporting other mothers. Each week a new topic will be explored, relating to issues that commonly emerge during the first year of life with a new baby.

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