Perinatal Mental Health
(Postpartum Depression)

Family Mental Health
Perinatal Mental Health (Postpartum Depression)

Prenatal and postpartum support requires and intake to ensure you are receiving the service that best suits your needs. Please call us at 403-205-5180  or  403-205-5194

Perinatal Mental Health – Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety – PPD

If you are experiencing PPD 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. 

Perinatal Mood Disorder (postpartum depression) is a treatable illness. It will end.

We offer One-on-one support through Home Visitation, Zoom or phone contact, as well as Postpartum and Prenatal Support Groups     

Our Programs and description:

Postpartum Support Group —Women helping women. 

These supportive groups meet 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.

One-on-One Supports—We Come to You!

Our staff can come to your home to offer support and answer your questions face-to-face. We are also available via Zoom or over the phone to support you.

Prenatal Support Group 

Perinatal Mood Disorder Symptoms can begin during pregnancy.  This group meets weekly to address and alleviate your concerns while offering support and strategies. If you have concerns, call us, early detection can help you and your baby.

Rural Phone Support

Live out of town? Can’t make the group? Our peer support volunteers have been through the postpartum experience and coupled with their training, are here to help you through phone support. Contact Amanda at 403-827-6245 or via email at amandamcmillan@familiesmatter.ca.

Baby Drop-In—Come join others Moms – 

Check our calendars to find the baby drop-in that suits you. Mom’s gather with babies and siblings for conversation, coffee, and friendship. Our experienced Child and Family Support Workers are here to answer your questions while babies and older siblings have some playtime.

Video—Hear other’s stories
Families Matter produced a video to help Moms and their families understand what Perinatal Mood Disorder (postpartum depression) is.  The video in its entirety is available for you to view, simply as your worker or centre staff to show it to you.  Watch the trailer here:

Volunteer—You can help
We offer training and support for you to be a helper to others after you have gotten better.
Call us to find out how you can volunteer in a variety of roles from peer support to baby cuddling.

Peer Volunteer Support Program (to volunteer)

Please call Amanda at 403-827-6245  or email   amandamcmillan@familiesmatter.ca.

Looking for the Postpartum Info & Support for Dads and Partners?

PPD affects the entire family. We invite the partners to join us in order to better understand postpartum difficulties and depression. – They will learn strategies that can help Mom feel better; discuss the potential effects on your child; how to get better and get stronger than before. This program is limited to 8 participants and facilitated by Jory & Amanda McMillian, who have experienced PPD and will share how to effectively move through this.

Click here for details for our next Postpartum Information and Support Classes for Partners .