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Perinatal Anxiety and Parental Mental Health Workshop - Peterborough

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Peterborough Public Health, Anstruther Lake Room, Second Floor

185 King St.

Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8

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Mental health issues are common concerns for service providers working with prenatal clients and parents of young children. This workshop will help service providers better understand perinatal anxiety and provide information to support parents with mental health issues of all kinds. Perinatal anxiety will be described in detail and participants will have the opportunity to consider how, where and when to refer parents/caregivers living with anxiety in their local community. Strategies to support parents with mental health issues will be briefly discussed and participants will consider how to use Best Start Resource Centre strategies/resources in their own programs. Participants will consider building capacity with other health professionals, to partner with agencies and sectors, and how to build community education and awareness.

Registration Fee: $75 includes lunch, coffee breaks and handouts

Speakers:

Hilary Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Hospital. She holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario and MSc from Queen’s University. Her research examines risk factors for perinatal mental illness as well as its impact on child developmental outcomes.

Jo-Anne Robertson is a health promotion consultant at Best Start Resource Centre since 2016. She has worked in family support programs since 2002 and has a background in psychology, child studies and public health. Jo-Anne is a lead for maternal mental health at Best Start Resource Centre and also has an interest in paternal mental health.

Jaime Charlebois is the Perinatal Mood Disorder Coordinator at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Jaime is a passionate advocate for perinatal mental health, the Baby-Friendly Initiative and building a village of support for families. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Perinatal Nursing Certification from the Canadian Nurses Association. Jaime’s work experience includes 16 years of clinical nursing, 7 years of teaching and simulation, and 4 years in clinical leadership positions. She has collaborated at the local, provincial, and national level with multiple organizations and committees.


Agenda:

Welcome 10:00am

Perinatal Anxiety 10:15am - 12:00 pm

Networking Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker 1:00 – 1:15pm

Supporting Parents with Mental Illness 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Break 2:15 – 2:30 pm

Supporting Parents with Mental Illness 2:30 – 3:10 pm

Community Engagement and Community Mapping 3:15 – 3:50 pm

Wrap up 3:50 – 4:00 pm

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Peterborough Public Health, Anstruther Lake Room, Second Floor

185 King St.

Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8

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