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Mother Reach Support Group

The Mother Reach Support Group is for pregnant and new moms who are experiencing depression or anxiety up to baby's first birthday. It is facilitated by professionals from Childreach and Merrymount. Call Merrymount to find out if this is the right group for you.

Merrymount Family Support & Crisis Centre / Mother Reach Support Group

  •  519-434-6848
  • 1064 Colborne St (at Huron)
 

Mother Reach Coalition of London and Middlesex

The Mother Reach Coalition of London and Middlesex is made up of community members and professionals who promote a caring community to educate, treat and support women and their families who are at risk for, or are coping with a perinatal mental health disorder.

Team of Community Members and Professionals

The purpose of the Mother Reach Coalition is to promote:

  • Public/professional awareness of perinatal mood & anxiety disorders
  • Improved access to services
  • Dissemination of information and resources to all prenatal and postpartum women, their families and caregivers

The agencies involved in the Mother Reach Coalition include the following:

  • Childreach
  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • Mental Health Addiction Crisis Services / Reach Out
  • Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit (public health)
  • Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre- Midwife
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex
  • Vanier Children's Services
  • Private practice social worker
  • Arabic speaking RN, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Join the Mother Reach Coaltion

If you would like to join the Mother Reach Coaltion, call Health Connection, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 519-663-5317 ext. 2280.

 

You may...

  • Feel sad or numb
  • Be tearful or cry a lot
  • Feel exhausted, but not able to sleep
  • Have changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Feel overwhelmed and can’t concentrate
  • Feel anxious or can’t stop worrying 
  • Seek constant reassurance from others or the internet
  • Have no interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Feel hopeless or worthless
  • Feel restless, irritable or angry
  • Feel guilty and ashamed
  • Avoid spending time with family and friends
  • Have thoughts of hurting yourself or others

If your symptoms continue or get worse, speak to your healthcare professional. 

 
Date of creation: December 1, 2017
Last modified on: February 28, 2018