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It Takes a Village

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Help us build support networks for mothers and their families in order to lessen the isolation and distress that many families experience during the perinatal period.

Welcome to our Village

The adjustment to motherhood can be very challenging. Approximately 1 in 6 women experiences significant postpartum depression or anxiety.

For 42 years Pacific Post Partum Support Society has provided early recognition and cost-effective convenient programs to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety. We believe women can overcome isolation and engineer their own recoveries by building support networks and learning self-care and coping techniques which encourage healthy life choices. The society sustains mothers of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Mothers who call or email us receive confidential, non-judgmental support and understanding from our peer-support counsellors. All counsellors have resolved their own difficult postpartum adjustments and trained extensively as telephone-support counsellors and facilitators. They regularly consult with other professionals in the field to keep pace with current therapeutic strategies.

As more than one issue contributes to a difficult adjustment, more than one element is needed to improve. We know that it takes a village to raise a child — and several different kinds of support to help families overcome this difficult and challenging time.

The villagers at Pacific Post Partum Support Society contribute in many ways: some are paid staff, some volunteer on our Board of Directors, committees, or in other capacities, and others help financially. We need all of our villagers to continue to assist mothers and their families during their personal journeys through postpartum depression and anxiety.

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Cognitive Behavioural Self-help Skills and Techniques

We are expanding our telephone support for pregnant and postpartum women and their partners to include: Cognitive Behavioural Self-help Skills and Techniques

Women now have the option of participating in an 8 week series (consisting of one call per week) of one-to-one telephone coaching to help them develop cognitive behavioural self-help skills to better manage their PND.

  • The development of self-help skills is a key strategy in reducing the impact of PND for women, partners and their families.
  • Telephone coaching sessions are also available for partners.
  • Our coaches are experienced facilitators are trained extensively in telephone support, group facilitation, risk management and perinatal adjustment. In our modified peer-support model, all of our coaches are mothers, and many have recovered from postpartum depression.
  • If you are interested please call our telephone support line at: Toll free line: 855-255-7999 or (our local # 604-255-7999).
  • Self referrals are welcome.

This expanded service is made possible through grants from The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health as well as the Vancouver Foundation and the Hamber Foundation.