August 2020:


“There is no question in my mind that we need to a national strategy to support perinatal mental health for new families, much like we need a worldwide strategy to combat negative repercussions from the pandemic and the public health measures put in place to control the pandemic. But together, I have complete confidence we can do it. It’s disappointing that the House of Commons didn’t take up the call to develop and implement a national strategy for perinatal mental health. But I belong to a group called the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative and we are not going to let this set back stop us. We, and our formidable founders, Jaime Charlebois and Patricia Tomasi, are determined to continue to advocate for and promote the health of new families in Canada.” ‪‬

Thanks goes out to U of C psychology associate professor Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen and CPMHC National Committee member for continuing to spread our message 👇🏽

“The new study underlines the need for Canada to adopt a national strategy for perinatal mental health to support women in the period before and after they give birth, Tomfohr-Madsen said. Much like existing strategies in Great Britain or Australia, she says it would introduce universal mental health screening for pregnant women and more timely access to treatment.”

“The time is now for the development of a national perinatal and family mental health strategy.”

July 2020:

May 2020:

👉🎙The CPMHC did six separate live interviews for CBC radio on World Maternal Mental Health Day, May 6th, 2020 including Metro Morning in Toronto, Ontario Morning in Barrie, Peterborough, and Kingston, The Morning Edition in Kitchener, Superior Morning in Thunder Bay, Morning North in Sudbury, and London Morning! Take a listen to our Ontario Morning interview with Wei Chen:

January 2020:

October 2019:

The Pacific Post Partum Support Society interviewed Jaime & Patricia for their podcast:

Listen to SFP 015 | On Perinatal Mental Health – How Depression and Anxiety Can Steal Away The Joy of Motherhood; How Fathers Also Struggle  With Mental Health in The Perinatal Period; And How Perinatal Mental Health Is About So Much More Than Postpartum Depression from Smart Family Podcast on Apple Podcasts.

May 2nd, 2018

CPMHC Co-Founders Patricia Tomasi and Jaime Charlebois were interviewed on CTV News in Barrie at the 1st annual Walk for World Maternal Mental Health Day.