Families Matter

Family Mental Health

Family Mental Health

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects up to 13% of mothers.  In 2011 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 with current yearly participant fee.
September 12, 2016 through October 3, 2016
Monday at 10:00 - 11:30
Cost (CAD): $40.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $

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October 17, 2016 through November 7, 2016
Monday at 10:00 - 11:30
Cost (CAD): $40.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $

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November 21, 2016 through December 12, 2016
Monday at 10:00 - 11:30
Cost (CAD): $40.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $

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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. 403-205-5178 * Please do not register for this class before speaking with one of our postpartum specialists.
September 7, 2016 through October 26, 2016
Wednesday at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter 52nd St HUB
158 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $

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November 9, 2016 through December 14, 2016
Wednesday at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost (CAD): $75.00
Families Matter 52nd St HUB
158 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $

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January 4, 2017 through February 22, 2017
Wednesday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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March 8, 2017 through April 26, 2017
Wednesday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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May 10, 2017 through June 21, 2017
Wednesday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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July 5, 2017 through August 23, 2017
Wednesday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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September 6, 2017 through October 25, 2017
Wednesday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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November 8, 2017 through December 20, 2017
Wednesday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): $100.00
Families Matter
158 - 1440 52nd St NE

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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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. 403-205-5178 - See more at: http://www.familiesmatter.ca/programs/family-mental-health#programs * Please do not register for this class before speaking with one of our postpartum specialists.
September 9, 2016 through October 28, 2016
Friday at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowcroft Parent Link
3940 73 St NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $

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November 18, 2016 through December 16, 2016
Friday at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowcroft Parent Link
3940 73 St NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $

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January 6, 2017 through February 24, 2017
Friday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowcroft Elementry
3940 73 Street NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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March 3, 2017 through April 28, 2017
Friday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowcroft Elementry
3940 73 Street NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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May 12, 2017 through June 23, 2017
Friday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowcroft Elementry
3940 73 Street NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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September 8, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Friday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowcroft Elementry
3940 73 Street NW

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November 10, 2017 through December 22, 2017
Friday at 9:30 - 11:30am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowcroft Elementry
3940 73 Street NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Register Now

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