Helping MOMS get the support they need

Postpartum Distress, Depression and/or Anxiety

With the arrival or adoption of a new baby, most women hope they will adjust easily. They expect to be tired but overall feel good about themselves and the new addition to their families. However, for about 1 in 5 women, the life and personal changes can be quite distressing. Could it be postpartum distress, depression and/or anxiety? Read more…

Symptoms of this level of distress may include:

You may benefit from attending our MOMS Program.  Asking for support takes courage and is definitely not easy, but remember this is often the most important step in your recovery.

We offer:

MOMS Therapy Support Group

The MOMS Group is an 8 week group program for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression and/or postpartum 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.

The MOMS Program offers:

When: Please contact our intake worker at 613-725-3601 ext. 117 or by Text Telephone at 613-725-6175 .  The intake worker is available by telephone on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Wednesdays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

Where: Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue

MOMS Drop-In Support

An opportunity to connect with other moms on a drop-in basis for support and community referrals.

Dates/Time:  Fridays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location:  Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue, Room 6

Download the Drop-In poster for more information

Counselling Support Services

We also offer:

Support and Resources for Partners and Supporters

As part of our MOMS Therapy support group, we offer a session for partners/supporters.

Please contact the Intake Worker at 613-725-3601 x117 or by email at for more information.


Perinatal Specific Mental Health Services in Ottawa

Postpartum Depression Resource Booklet

MOMs Group Pamphlet

Feedback from MOMS Participants

“I really liked the balance between sharing, support and counselling”.

It took many more months for the PPD to finally clear, but the experiences and tools that I gained from the MOMs group made it possible for me to work through my sad times, my angry times and my times of despair by focusing on what it was that led up to that moment and how to recognize it in the future.”

“I quickly realized that I was in a safe, comfortable and understanding environment of non-judgmental mothers who understood me
and who wanted me to become healthy as much as I did and as much as I wished for them.”

“It was great to  having some “me “ time again and  get support from other moms having a difficult time too.  It was really validating and positive.”

Asking for support takes courage and is definitely not easy, but remember this is often the most important step in your recovery.

Family Services Ottawa
312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601