RESOURCES

Local, professional, virtual, and physical resources that may be helpful in your mental health journey.

 

EMERGENCY AND CRISIS

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Emergency - 911

Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) - 905-972-8338

Women's Services Crisis - 905-523-6277

Mental Health Crisis - 905-529-7878

Sexual Assault Centre (SACHA) - 905-525-4162 

Assaulted Women's Health Line - 1-866-863-0511

Canada Suicide Prevention Services - 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645

COUNSELLORS & THERAPISTS SPECIALIZING IN PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

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Postpartum Support International Directory

Find a list of care providers and services in Hamilton specializing in perinatal mental health. 

https://psidirectory.com/w:hamilton,%20ontario

If you're not in Hamilton, search for services close to you here:

https://psidirectory.com

Cree Lambeck - Cherry Tree Counselling

https://www.cherrytreecounselling.ca

Sarah Patterson

http://www.sarahpattersoncounselling.com

Lisa Marie McGreal - Dundas Valley Psychotherapy 

https://www.dundasvalleypsychotherapy.com/AboutMe.en.html

Eleni Opperwall Counselling

https://www.eleniopperwallcounselling.com

The Womb

http://www.thewomb.ca/index.php/about/counselling-coaching

St. Joe's Health Care - Women's Health Concerns Clinic/Connect

Available through pregnancy and 8-months postpartum.  A referral can be made through your family doctor or your midwife. Patients can contact them directly for more information:

Email: connectmhap@stjoes.ca
Phone: (905) 522-1155, Ext.36499

General information:

https://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/mental-health-addiction-services/mental-health-services/women%27s-health-concerns-clinic-whcc

 Referral information: 

https://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/mental-health-addiction-services/connect-mental-health-and-addiction-outpatient-programs

ONLINE RESOURCES

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Hamilton Public Health

Health Connections - talk to a public health nurse 8:30am-4:30pm - 905-546-3550  

Information about breastfeeding resources

https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/breastfeeding-support-in-hamilton

Postpartum Support International

https://www.postpartum.net

Pacific Postpartum Support Society

https://postpartum.org

Strugglecare

Resource on how to accomplish care tasks barriers including physical or mental health

https://www.strugglecare.com

LOCAL VIRTUAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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The Boys and GIrls Club of Hamilton

Monthly calendar of virtual events

https://www.kboysandgirlsclub.com/events/ 


EarlyON Center Calendars

Monthly calendar of virtual events 

http://www.todaysfamily.ca/programs/ontario-early-years-centres/  

http://ascy.ca/earlyon-child-and-family-centres/  

The Womb

Parenting Workshops - infant first aid and CPR, introducing solids etc

http://www.thewomb.ca/index.php/workshops/parenting-workshops

FOR PARTNERS AND FAMILIES

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Pacific Postpartum Support Society

Article, phone/text help line, resources for partners

https://postpartum.org/services/dads/resources-dads/

Postpartum Support International

Information and resources partners and families

https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/family/

Phone/text support, resources, articles for partners

https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/help-for-dads/

Beyond Blue

Australian resources about men's mental health including Dads

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents/dadvice-for-new-dads

How's Dad Going?

Mental health information for expecting and new parents, including supporting partners. 

https://www.howisdadgoing.org.au

Postpartum Men

Information and support for men struggling with mood concerns after the birth of a child. 

http://postpartummen.com

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

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Blueberry Therapy (Dundas)

https://www.blueberrytherapy.ca


Emerge Physio (Ancaster) - Melinda Wilson

https://emergephysio.ca

PODCASTS

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Wonder of Parenting - A Brain Science Approach to Parenting

https://wonderofparenting.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=risk

Unruffled - Janet Lansbury, expert in toddler behaviour and respectful parenting

https://www.janetlansbury.com/podcast-audio/

BOOKS

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It's OK to Go Up the Slide - Heather Shumaker

A book about children taking risks and the “Renegade Rules” for Raising Confident and Creative Kids. https://heathershumaker.com/book/its-ok-to-go-up-the-slide/


No Bad KidsJanet Lansbury

This book discusses toddler discipline and includes “tools for parents who are anticipating or experiencing those critical years when toddlers are developmentally obliged to test the limits of our patience and love.” https://www.janetlansbury.com 


Baby-Led Weaning and Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook - Gill Rapley

These books are good resources for introducing solids to your baby. Also available through the Hamilton  Library. http://www.rapleyweaning.com/blwbook.php

Expecting Better, Crib Sheet, Family FirmEmily Oster

These books examine the research surrounding common concerns/questions in pregnancy, newborn, and childhood.  She also has an email newsletter and an instagram that has some very accessible information about decision-making and families during the pandemic. https://emilyoster.net


The Fourth Trimester - Kimberly Anne Johnson

"A postpartum guide to healing your body, balancing your emotions, and restoring your vitality"

This book came up in the context of discussing processing birth trauma and from a quick look through her website it looks like there are lots of various resources related to this. https://www.magamama.com/the-book

 
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Disclaimer

The resources listed on our website resources have been helpful for  peer support group participants in their recovery journey.  Resources are not specifically endorsed by Hamilton Postpartum.