Families Matter

Family Mental Health

Family Mental Health

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects up to 13% of mothers.  In 2016 18,000 babies were born in Calgary.  If you are experiencing postpartum depression symptoms, you are not alone and Families Matter Can Help.

Asking for help is a sign of you and your family’s courage and strength.

We can offer help in many ways

Telephone Support—Call us

  • You will be able to speak to a woman with postpartum experience.
  • She will listen to you and offer ideas that will help you get better faster.
  • You can call us when it works for your schedule.
  • Call us as often as you need to.

 Group Support—Women helping women.

  • Group meets once a week with a trained professional who leads the discussion.
  • You will get support and your questions will be  answered.
  • You will feel less confused about what’s happening.
  • Group support helps everyone heal together.

 In Home Support—We come to You

  • Our staff can come to your home to offer support and answer your questions.

 Baby Drop In—Come join others Moms

  • Every Monday morning at our two centres Mom’s gather with babies and siblings for conversation, coffee and friendship.  Come with your questions.

 Couples Night– Couples Come Together

  • Postpartum depression affects fathers too.
  • You may feel your relationship is in crisis.
  • Our staff will help you and the father of your baby talk about how to support each other in this new period of your life.

 Video—Hear other’s stories

  • We have a video that helps Moms and their families understand what postpartum depression is.  Ask our staff to show it to you.  To watch a trailer, click here. http://youtu.be/OPAc4ldXwdY

 Volunteer—You can help

  • You may want to help others once you have gotten better.
  • We offer training and support for you to be a helper to others.
  • Call us. To find out how you can volunteer.

Postpartum depression is a treatable illness .  It will end.

Talking to us is good for you and your baby.  We can help.   Call 403 205 5178

 

Looking for the Postpartum Info & Support for Dads? Click Here

Upcoming Programs

Class full?

If the class you are interested in is full, please give us a call so that we can add you to a waiting list.

Anxiety & Breath Work

Come in; take some time to get yourself settled. Enjoy an hour of simple, relaxing yoga postures and breathing techniques to deepen relaxation as well as alleviate stress. After, take some time for a cup of tea and a chance to chat. Childcare available upon registration. Space is limited.
August 1, 2018 through August 22, 2018
Wednesday at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost (CAD): $40.00
Families Matter -Trans Canada Centre
# 158 - 1440 52nd St. NE

Class is Full

September 12, 2018 through September 26, 2018
Wednesday at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost (CAD): $30.00
Families Matter -Trans Canada Centre
# 158 - 1440 52nd St. NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Register Now

October 10, 2018 through October 31, 2018
Wednesday at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost (CAD): $40.00
Families Matter -Trans Canada Centre
# 158 - 1440 52nd St. NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Register Now

November 7, 2018 through November 28, 2018
Wednesday at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost (CAD): $40.00
Families Matter -Trans Canada Centre
# 158 - 1440 52nd St. NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Register Now

December 5, 2018 through December 19, 2018
Wednesday at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost (CAD): $30.00
Families Matter -Trans Canada Centre
# 158 - 1440 52nd St. NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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Perinatal Mood Illness Support Group

Are you pregnant and experiencing difficult emotions such as anger, anxiety, stress or depression? We are here to help. Group will meet once a week with a trained professional who will lead the discussion. You will get support and your questions will be answered. Light snacks will be served and participants can also receive Vitamin D drops, prenatal vitamins and referrals to other sources.
September 6, 2018 through October 25, 2018
Thursday at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

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Postpartum Support Group: 52 Street Hub

• Have you recently had a child or are expecting one.. Are you feeling emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety, and worry? You may be experiencing a condition known as postpartum depression. Call us, we can help. Please Call Shara to complete intake 403-205-5194
August 15, 2018 through October 3, 2018
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Register Now

October 10, 2018 through November 28, 2018
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter - Trans Canada Centre
#158, 1440 52nd Street N.E.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Register Now

Postpartum Support Group: Bowness

Have you recently had a child or are expecting one.. Are you feeling emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety, and worry? You may be experiencing a condition known as postpartum depression. Please do not register before speaking with one of our postpartum specialists. Call us, we can help. Please call Shara to complete intake 403-205-5194
August 16, 2018 through October 4, 2018
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter Parent Link Centre (Bowness)
#300, 7930 Bowness Road N.W.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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October 11, 2018 through November 29, 2018
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter Parent Link Centre (Bowness)
#300, 7930 Bowness Road N.W.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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Gentle Stretching & Relaxation

There are currently no classes available for this program.

What People Are Saying…

“The team at Families Matter gave us the help and resources we needed to grow our family.” Tracy Schultz

“The programs at Families Matter are simply incredible. We've learned so much when it comes to parenting our two little ones.” Danielle Stewart