Taking care of a baby is hard. Staying mentally healthy doing it can be even harder.
That’s why the Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division (CMHA BC) has developed ‘Enjoy Your Baby’ — a free pilot course, starting Jan. 22, at the Langley Public Health Unit.
The course is for new mothers facing stress, low mood or anxiety who can use effective strategies to make positive changes and enjoy parenthood.
Each course will be co-facilitated by a trained CMHA staff and a health professional with experience in maternal/child health. Free child care will be provided.
“We’re thrilled to announce Enjoy Your Baby,” said Bev Gutray, CEO of CMHA BC.
“We want to help prevent postpartum depression and boost well-being for women and their families.
“The potential reach of this course is huge. Because bringing baby home can bring so many challenges, really any new mother will benefit from the skills, humour and social connections in this course.”
If you are a new mother who could benefit from the Enjoy Your Baby course, please email email@example.com or visit www.vb.cmha.bc.ca to register. To order the booklet on its own, visit www.livinglifetothefull.ca.
The five sessions run Thursdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 22 to Feb. 19 at the Langley Public Health Unit at 20389 Fraser Highway.