Postnatal Depression and Anxiety

Maternal Connections offers a closed eight-week group program, supporting women with perinatal depression and anxiety.  This group provides a safe environment, where women can share their experiences. Often this is the only setting where a woman can speak honestly about her struggles and not feel shame. There is also an additional session for couples allowing partners to share experiences and concerns. These groups can become a valuable ongoing support network.

The program is semi structured but allows for flexibility in terms of the needs of the group. Participants can learn about being more realistic about their expectations, valuing self-care, and having a range of strategies to manage postnatal depression and anxiety. The group facilitators have expert knowledge and specialized experience in facilitating such groups.