Local group gets funding to raise awareness for Postpartum Mood DisordersFriday, September 07, 2012 by: Kate AdamsNipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
The Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing is launching a project to raise awareness of Postpartum Mood Disorders thanks to an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant announced today by Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.
The $182,900 year-long grant is being awarded to help the Centre improve awareness and understanding of this issue as well as to develop a comprehensive service delivery
model for Postpartum Mood Disorders in cooperation with Northeastern Ontario communities.
The initiative is to include a community consultation process with service providers and families who have had experiences of Postpartum Mood Disorders in order to develop a coordinated strategy going forward.
â€śItâ€™s my hope this funding can open the channels of communication with parents in Nipissing and improve the understanding of this issue within our community,â€ť said
According to the Centre, mood changes during pregnancy and during the first years of parenting affect one in five mothers and one in ten fathers.
â€śThis project will shine a spotlight on an issue that often goes unnoticed. It will reduce the isolation of women and families and caregivers,â€ť said Alan McQuarrie, Executive Director, Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing.
Established in 1972, the Community Counselling Centre is a non-profit organization providing professional counselling services and community programs to individuals, couples, and families.