May 5th WORLD MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH DAY ANNOUNCEMENT ➡️ Registration is now open for our virtual symposium!
We are thrilled to announce our theme for World Maternal Mental Health Day 2021: #TimeForAction 💙💚
It’s also the title of our report which we will be making public during our live, virtual symposium on May 5th where we will also be revealing the results of our survey and recommendations to government for a national perinatal mental health strategy!
This year, we have partnered with the Ludmer Centre to bring you the virtual symposium: Strategic Approaches To Perinatal Mental Health Care in Canada featuring keynote speakers Alain Gregoire, Dr. Simone Vigod and more.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-perinatal-mental-health-care-in-canada-tickets-147986448451
PROGRAMMING & SCHEDULE
Part 1: Advancing the issue of perinatal mental health (10:30am-12pm EST)
The Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative will discuss the results of Canada’s first-ever study and survey for health care practitioners on perinatal mental health care. In Canada, an estimated 20% of women experience perinatal mental illness. Rates have been elevated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Services currently available to those experiencing perinatal mental illness in Canada are largely inadequate and issues are magnified during COVID-19. Hear why the survey findings underscore a critical need for a national perinatal mental health strategy to address gaps in screening and treatment.
Part 2 – Advancing Standards of Care: From Global to Local (12:30-2:00pm EST)
Speakers Alain Gregoire (Global Maternal Mental Health Alliance) and Simone Vigod (Women’s College Hospital) will start the conversation about best practices in perinatal mental health care and current gaps in care for underserved communities: fathers and nonmaternal caregivers, indigenous maternal & infant health and wellbeing, and whole-family care for marginalized communities.
The symposium will take place on May 5th, 2021, World Maternal Mental Health Day and is open to clinicians, researchers, advocates, government, and members of the general public.