The next Chinese Postpartum Mental Health group will begin in April 2016 at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 East Broadway, Vancouver). There will be a series of six group sessions from April 7 to May 12 on Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon. This is a collaborative initiative between mental health and public health.
The program is based on the CBT model and consists of psychoeducation and group discussion. Language will be Cantonese or Mandarin, to be determined according to the preference of the participants. Referral criteria are (1) within two years postpartum and (2) onset of depression/anxiety within 12 months postpartum. Participants must be psychiatrically stable and able to engage in a group.
Please refer to the attached flyers for more information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. For referral and registration, please contact the public health nurses Cecilia or Elaine.