Engaging Black Communities in Perinatal Mental Health Support
For the past 25 years, Families Matter has offered a unique and specialized perinatal mental health (PMH) Peer program in Calgary that is recognized for its successful outcomes in helping families struggling with postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. Over these years, very few Black families have registered for this PMH program despite research findings indicating a higher relative incidence rate among black individuals. During the pandemic, there has been a noticeable rise in demand and an exacerbation of presenting symptoms among parents referred to our PMH program, and Black families continue to be absent among clients served. This project will address an obvious need to engage and support the Black community.
Lead organization: Families Matter Society of Calgary
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Amanda McMillan (AmandaMcmillan@familiesmatter.ca) or Kristy Anthony (Kristy.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.