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Pregnancy and Before

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorder - help and support

Following public health guidance measures as per, Ontario’s “A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 3” (July 13, 2020), SMDHU and other community agencies may be limited in their ability to provide in person service delivery. Please check with each agency to determine which services are currently being offered and how best to access their services.

For more COVID-19 information, visit COVID-19, information for parents and parents-to-be during COVID19, support for you, or to speak with a public health professional, contact Health Connection.

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 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

www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

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.

For more information on locations or to register please call 705-325-2201 ext. 3544

www.osmh.on.ca

After Baby Group

  • Facilitated by specialized mental health therapists
  • Offered in Barrie, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Muskoka, Parry Sound, North Bay, Sundridge

For new parents experiencing mood changes after birth of baby. Discuss difficult emotions, expectations vs reality, relationships, communicating with partners, how to take care of yourself and build coping strategies.

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.

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.

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.

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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