Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Beyond the Baby Blues

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A support group for women experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety. Beyond the Baby Blues is a 10 week group program for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression and/or anxiety.  This group is designed for women who are noting the signs and symptoms of distress that go beyond the short-term “baby blues” that many women experience after birth. […]

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Kids Come First – Michelle March’s Story

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Michelle March, 19, and her mom Amélie moved to Ottawa hoping for better access to health care. Michelle is an articulate, self-aware young woman who understands that her health needs are complex. She needs support dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and dissociative personality disorder. Mom, Amélie, is loving and supporting. Michelle’s first family doctor […]

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Kids Come First – Christie and Troy Kopczyk’s Story

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“Some days I feel like I am his case coordinator, instead of his mom,” says Christie Kopczyk of her 14-year-old son Troy. “As a parent, you have to learn about all of the care you can get for your son to give him his best opportunity to thrive.” Before birth, Troy was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. […]

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Kids Come First – Stephanie and Mathew Paravan’s story

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Stephanie Paravan wants more time to just be a mom to Matthew, her 12-year-old son with complex and serious health issues. “I spend too much time navigating Matthew through the health-care system,” says Stephanie. “There are lots of programs but too many points of access. Some days I feel like I’m an administrator, not a […]

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

MOMS Summer Drop-In

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Please join us for free summer drop-ins For Moms experiencing perinatal distress, depression and/or anxiety Discuss symptoms, helpful tools and learn about community resources Get support from other MOMS about their personal recovery and journey MOMS, Babies and support people welcome When:  Thursday August 24th, 10:30 am – Noon Where:  Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale […]

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group

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The MOMS group is a 10 week group program for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression and/or anxiety.  This group is designed for women who are noting the signs and symptoms of distress that go beyond the short-term “baby blues” that many women experience after birth. Common Symptoms of this level of distress may include: […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Mind Your Mental Health – Willpower Workshop

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April 9, 2014 – April 30, 2014 312 Parkdale Avenue Map and Directions | Register Description: Empowering people to make everyday decisions they want to live by… This 4-part workshop series provides participants the opportunity to explore the relationship between our impulsive and self-control minds. Topics: Learn to understand the benefits of impulsivity and self-control. […]

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

It’s time to talk about it…

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How do you respond when someone asks, “how are you?” Do you answer honestly regardless of how you are feeling? If are you like most people, there are probably times when you don’t. All of us deal with stress, sadness, and loss in our lives, so why is it sometimes hard to talk about it? […]

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Walk-in Counselling Clinic Ottawa

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Welcome to Ottawa’s new and unique counselling service!  Our trained counsellors are now available to you on a first come, first served basis.  No appointment or referral is required.  Our goal is to help you deal with life’s challenges in this single-session service. Life’s challenges don’t follow a schedule or wait for appointments.  Your shouldn’t […]

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Managing during the winter season

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Parenting Program Co-ordinator Margo Sargent has provided us with some helpful advice around helping your kids, your family and yourself during the sometimes difficult winter season. Take care of you body, mind and spirit; nurture your relationships. Give yourself permission to be imperfect. Have well established routines that allow for getting out in the morning […]

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