Supporting Mental Health, Healthy Pregnancy & Birth


COVID-19: Evidence-based Resources for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in BC

The goal of this page is to support perinatal women in BC to find the resources they need to handle anxiety in these difficult times.

There is a lot to explore here! Start by picking and investigating just one or two items from an area of need.

The following information is also available as a PDF.


Self Help

StarlingMinds: Self-directed, digital, free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) course

BC Mental Health and Addiction Service: CBT self-management book for anxiety during pregnancy

Bay Psychology: A COVID-19 Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) workbook.

McMaster University study: One-day CBT group therapy workshop for women experiencing postpartum depression

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Expert tips and resources

Anxiety Canada Tools

MindShift: free CBT app

My Anxiety Plan: online CBT course

Relaxation technique audio clips:


Talk to an Expert

BC Psychological Association: Free psychological first-aid for COVID-19 anxiety

BounceBack BC: CBT coaching for anxiety and depression. Expanded COVID-19 service


Peer Support and Helplines

Pacific Post Partum Support Society: Peer support for moms through phone, video, and text message

Postpartum Support Services Vernon: Weekly online support groups for COVID-19, contact them on Facebook

VictimLinkBC: Telephone support for victims of family violence or sexual violence in BC, open 24 hours (1-800-563-0808)


Your Pregnancy and Birth during COVID-19

Prenatal Services BC: An infographic on breastfeeding if you have COVID-19

Best Start: A webinar by a Canadian midwife on having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic

SmartMom: Learn through bite-sized text messages approved by the SOGC