As Part of the Maternal Child Program we have services available for Mothers and Mothers-to-be, Fathers, babies, toddlers and children. We have you covered from the Family Doctors or Nurse Practitioners to Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Pharmacist and Mental Health Counsellors.
We have multiple educational materials and group programs. Please see our group programs such as Post-Partum Depression & Me, Feeding a Healthy BabyWorkshop, and Fight the Fright – Anxiety workshop for kids 7-12 years old.
Post-Partum Depression & Me
PPD & ME: A group for new parents struggling with Postpartum depression
Becoming a new parent can be difficult. Up to 15% of new parents can experience postpartum depression. Postpartum depression can begin during pregnancy, or right after birth anytime within the first year. Postpartum depression can cause feelings of intense sadness, despair, a loss of interest or pleasure in activities one used to enjoy, worried or anxious thoughts, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, fears of being a bad parent, and more. If you are a new parent experiencing any of these symptoms, this group can help improve your understanding of postpartum depression, and develop skills and techniques to help reduce symptoms and work to improving your current emotional state.
Feeding a Healthy Baby Workshop
What will be covered:
- When, what and how to feed baby
- Safe textures for baby
- What to do about allergen foods
- Pro and con of baby led weaning
- How to make simple baby food
Who: For parents of infants starting solid foods
Fight the Fright : 4-week youth anxiety group
Being a kid can be hard! Childhood can be full of many changes and new challenges, and it can be difficult for kids to have the tools to manage stressors during this time. Sometimes, unhealthy ways of coping can develop and anxiety can arise. This group was developed to help youth ages 7-12 to recognize their personal stressors and learn and practice healthy ways of coping and managing stress and anxiety!