Perinatal Mental Health Support and Resources

Below is a list of some of the organizations working in Canada, and internationally, that lend support to new and expectant mothers and fathers.

Canadian Mental Health Association

The CMHA is a foundation that provides services to millions of Canadians every year and is one of the oldest mental health foundations. The CMHA offers support, information, and programs for a multitude of mental health concerns including:

Find A Certified Counsellor

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association is a search facility that can be used to find a certified counsellor.

Anxiety Canada

Anxiety Canada (Formerly AnxietyBC) is a great resource for more in-depth information about anxiety disorders and treatments. They also provide specific self-help resources. For specific information for new and/or expectant parents, visit:

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

The Pacific Post Partum Support Society provides information and support services for mothers (and their families) in the post partum period, specifically:

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International provides support, training and information for new parents as well as expecting parents. They offer:

Crisis and Support Lines

The Lifeline Canada Foundation provides a list of crisis and support lines split up by province. The 24 hour Crisis line operating in BC is:

  • 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

There are also many other region specific crisis lines on their website.