perinatal mental health
POST-PARTUM BLUES, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION
24 Hour Crisis Line: 1.888.494.3888
Heather Doidge-Sidhu, MA, CCC, RCC
Perinatal Mental Health Counsellor
Maintain your sense of self as you become a new mother.
Heather offers in-home counselling sessions available for pregnant individuals at home on bedrest and for new mothers in the first few months postpartum, with a referral from your midwife or doctor.
778.288.7082 | counsellorheather.ca
Traci McGee, RCC, RMFT
Lead Counsellor for the Post Partum Support Program
Typically, mothers access this program by a referral
250.885.6760 Funding coverage, waitlist.
Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Anxiety, Couples Therapy
250.588.9500 | victoriapsychotherapy.com
public health resources
Island Health (VIHA) LinksBaby's Best Chance Guides | Healthy Families BC
BC Reproductive Mental Health | Reproductive Mental Health | BCW
Pacific Post Partum Support Society | Postpartum.org | Vancouver
Postpartum Support International (PSI) | PSI Bookstore | Portland
The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson
A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels.
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
by Heng Ou This book revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.
Natural Health After Birth by Aviva Romm
Being home alone with a new baby can feel isolating. It's important for you to get out with your baby and socialize. There are many options in Victoria, for both paid registered programs and free or by-donation drop-ins. I've listed just a few of our local options. Check out my page on local meet ups.