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Perinatal Mental Health Symposium

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Evergreen Community SPACES

1709 8 Avenue Northeast


Calgary, AB T2E 0S9


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Thursday, May 10th, 2018: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Friday May 11th, 2018: 8:00am - 4:00pm

This two day symposium is designed to better inform and equip professionals serving pregnant women and new parents struggling with depression and anxiety.

Join us to learn about:

  • Breaking through the barriers of stigma and fear to address mental health needs during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Bridging community support for families through a greater awarness of resources
  • Supporting the father in the postpartum depression experience as caregiver or client
  • Keeping baby safe during vulnerable parent mental health situations
  • Using body awareness and breathing strategies to support staff and client wellness


Early Bird Registration (until April 15, 2018) : $159.00 (plus tax)

General Registration (beginning April 16, 2018) : $179.00 (plus tax)

Please note that refunds are not available. Tickets are transferrable should you be unable to attend. Please contact Ashley Enzie at 403.589.0559 for ticket transfers.

Symposium Agenda

May 10, 2018 - Day 1 : 7:30am - 4:30pm

7:30am - 8:30am : Registration/Sign-in, Continental breakfast provided

8:30am - 8:45am : Opening Ceremony - Chantal Gagnon

8:45am - 10:15am : Keynote Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Rosen - "An Emerging Understanding about Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health"

10:15am - 10:30am : Health Break - Refreshments provided

10:30am - 12:00pm : Workshop Block A

12:00pm - 1:00pm : Lunch provided

1:00pm - 2:30pm : Workshop Block B

2:30pm - 2:45pm : Health Break - Refreshments provided

2:45pm - 4:15pm : Workshop Block C

4:15pm - 4:30pm : Day 1 Closing & door prize draw

May 11, 2018 - Day 2 : 8:00am - 4:00pm

8:00am - 9:00am: Continental breakfast provided

9:00am - 9:15am: Opening Ceremony - Chantal Gagnon

9:15am - 10:45am : Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dawn Kingston - "A Calgary Plan for Perinatal Mental Health Support"

10:45am - 11:00am - Health Break : Refreshments provided

11:00am - 12:30pm : Workshop Block D

12:30pm - 1:30pm : Lunch provided

1:30pm - 2:00pm : The Voice of Parents: "It's Not Forever, It's Just For Now" - a short film about the experience of Postpartum Depression

2:00pm - 3:30pm : Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jody Carrington: "The Importance of Relationship in Supporting Families Experiencing PPD"

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Closing Ceremony - Chantal Gagnon & door prize draw

Available Workshops

Transitions into Parenthood: Making a Difference Through Early Intervention

Perinatal Mental Health 101: Essential Knowledge for service providers

Keeping Baby Safe and Well: Community Panel

Secrets Mothers Keep... Let's Talk about Postpartum Scary Thoughts

Dr. Benjamin Rosen: Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health 201: Strategies for one-on-one work with families

Group Support for Mothers with PPD: What works

Anxiety & Breathwork

PPD Peer Support - Mothers Helping Mothers

Parent-Child Attachment and Postpartum Depression

Sharon Storton: The Mental Health Impact of Traumatic Birth Experiences

Engaging and Supporting Fathers in the PPD Journey

Katherine Bright: Assessing Perinatal Mental Health Concerns

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