Waterdown Maternal Mental Health Services

Useful Links

Postpartum Support International

Provides direct peer support to parents and families affected by perinatal mood disorders including perinatal depression, anxiety, OCD, and distress. Coordinators help connect moms, dads, and families to local providers who are trained to treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Free peer mentor programs and online support groups are also available.

www.postpartum.net

1-800-944-4773

 

Women's Health Concerns Clinic, St. Joseph's Hospital Hamilton

Accepts self referrals for treatment and management of perinatal mood disorders with a diverse group of mental health professionals. To be eligible you must be a mother to at least one infant who is younger than 1 year and a resident of Ontario (covered by OHIP).

905-522-1155 ext. 33868

Mother Matters Online Support Program

A free 8-week online support group run by the Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital for women with mood/adjustment challenges following the birth of their baby. Each week a new topic will be explored, relating to issues that commonly emerge during the first year of life with a new baby. To be eligible you must be a mother to at least one infant who is younger than 1 year and a resident of Ontario (covered by OHIP).

www.womenscollegehospital.ca/care-programs/mental-health/mother-matters

 

Father's Mental Health Network

Provides in-person and virtual psychiatric assessment, recommendations and treatment to men in Ontario. Specializes in providing care to men who are expectant fathers, new fathers, or fathers of young children. Also assesses men who have experienced a pregnancy/infant loss.

www.fathersmentalhealth.com

 

City of Hamilton, Public Health Services

Offers free prenatal classes, parenting groups where you can learn and ask questions about positive parenting, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and other programs and services in the Hamilton area.

905-546-3550

 

Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis in Hamilton 24-hour support.

905-972-8338

Mind the Bump
A meditation app for individuals and couples to support their emotional well-being in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent (free)

www.mindthebump.org.au

MindShift CBT
An evidence-based app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based strategies for anxiety (free)

www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt

UCLA Mindful App
A mindfulness meditation app to help manage stress-related physical conditions, reduce and anxiety and depression, cultivate positive emotions, and help improve overall physical health and well-being (free)

www.uclahealth.org/marc/ucla-mindful-app

HealthyMinds
A mental health app that includes a mood tracker, breathing activities, and stress busters for students and youth (free)

www.healthymindsapp.ca

Headspace
A meditation guide app (fees apply)

www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

Calm
A meditation and sleep support app (fees apply)

www.calm.com