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.

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!
September 18, 2019 through October 16, 2019
Wednesday at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
PLC Bowness
#300, 7930 Bowness Road N.W.

Childcare is available. Cost: $

Class is Full

November 12, 2019 through December 10, 2019
Tuesday at 9:30 am 11:30 am
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Rosemont
2807 10 St NW

Childcare is available. Cost: $0.00

Class is Full

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 21, 2019 through October 9, 2019
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

December 11, 2019 through December 18, 2019
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 20, 2019 through October 8, 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

Register Now

October 15, 2019 through December 3, 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

Register Now

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

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