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

 

 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.

 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.

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 403-205-5194 to complete intake
December 10, 2019 through December 17, 2019
Tuesday at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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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Postpartum Support Group: Horizon Centre

• 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 403-205-5194 to complete intake.
December 11, 2019 through December 18, 2019
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Horizon Family Centre
3404 25th Street N.E.

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

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Prenatal Support Group

Are you expecting a child? Are you between 24 and 36 weeks pregnant and feeling emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety, and worry? You may be experiencing prenatal depression. Call us, we can help. Please call Cheryl to register and complete intake 403-205-5176.
January 9, 2020 through February 27, 2020
Thursday at 6:00pm -8:00pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Horizon Centre
3404 26th Street NE

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March 5, 2020 through April 23, 2020
Thursday at 6:00pm -8:00pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Horizon Centre
3404 26th Street NE

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April 30, 2020 through June 18, 2020
Thursday at 6:00pm -8:00pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Horizon Centre
3404 26th Street NE

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June 25, 2020 through August 13, 2020
Thursday at 6:00pm -8:00pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Horizon Centre
3404 26th Street NE

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August 20, 2020 through October 8, 2020
Thursday at 6:00pm -8:00pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Horizon Centre
3404 26th Street NE

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October 15, 2020 through December 17, 2020
Thursday at 6:00pm -8:00pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter - Horizon Centre
3404 26th Street NE

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Peaceful Parent

Move - Calm your Nervous System. Movement makes us feel better and balances our thoughts and emotions. Explore movement and breath. Play - Relax and have some fun creating. Reawaken your creative power with a weekly art practice? Creating art relieves stress, calms your busy mind AND it's fun! Reconnect - Focus on Yourself for a change. You deserve time to unwind and be. This time if for YOU!

There are currently no classes available for this program.

What People Are Saying…

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

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