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Perinatal Mental Health Help And Support

Pregnancy, postpartum and parenting bring many changes for individuals and families. Connecting with community services to support your mental health and your family’s adjustment during the perinatal period may be helpful.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has developed a list of community services for your information. It does not represent a complete listing of all available services. It is not intended as an endorsement of any individual or service. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit does not assume responsibility for services provided by other organizations or service providers. Please check with each agency to determine which services are currently being offered and how best to access their services.

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

Home visiting for pregnant women and families with children up to school entry. Provides information about perinatal mood and anxiety 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 and anxiety disorders.

705-721-7520  1-877-721-7520 or email

Information and resources on perinatal mood and anxiety 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.

A free group for parents who are struggling with postpartum mood changes. This group will offer tools and strategies to help parents cope.







9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Riley Gladney-Hatcher (GNPLC)



Bracebridge (virtual or in-person)


9:30 a.m.

7 sessions


Keely Freeburn


705-645-2262 ext 1227

[email protected]

Collingwood (virtual)


10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

(8 week series - mild to moderate)

Collingwood Well Baby Clinic


[email protected]

Collingwood: Mother Baby Wellness Group




1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

EarlyOn 250A Peel St., Collingwood

(10 week series - moderate to high)

Mental Health Services CGMH





9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

356 King St, Midland

Kelly Morris


705-526-7804 ext 220



To Be Determined

Riley Gladney-Hatcher (GNPLC)


For people who are struggling to cope, dealing with suicidal thoughts or for those who are worried about them, 9-8-8 is a free, safe space to talk, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. A trained responder will listen without judgement, provide understanding, and support and review available resources.

To see if eligible and to register, visit:

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.


Groups are 90 minutes (1.5 hours) in length. The first ~30 minutes is providing information, education, and establishing group guidelines. The next ~60 minutes is “talk time,” in which group members share and talk with each other. Group members must be present for the group guidelines before joining in the discussion or “talk time." Registration required.

Group for pregnant people only.

Offer 50+ free and virtual support groups.

Call 811 (TTY 1-866-797-0007)

Free, secure, confidential service 24 hours a day, seven days a week for non-urgent health questions and concerns. Talk with a health professional by phone or via chat

Call or text 211

A free, helpline that will connect people to social services, programs and community supports including mental health supports and services they need locally.


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.


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.

A free, skill- building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos.

A mental health organization that helps to increase awareness and promote education about anxiety disorders. Free, self-help evidence-based resources, programs and services for children, youth, adults, and educators are available.

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