April 12, 2016

Global Partners

Our global partners in raising awareness for maternal mental health

2020Mom-logo2020 Mom serves as a catalyst for policy and systems change by building nationwide partnerships with dedicated stakeholders, pursuing advocacy opportunities, providing training and tools, and promoting recommendations for hospitals, insurers and providers. 2020 Mom is closing gaps in maternal mental health care through education, advocacy and collaboration.
Country: USA


MGHAmmon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health at MGH was established in 1989 in order to provide state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), pregnancy-associated mood disturbance, postpartum psychiatric illness, and peri- and post- menopausal depression. Clinical care is complemented by research in each of these areas.
Country: USA


LOGO australiaAntenatal & Postnatal Psychology Network is a collaboration of independently practising Psychologists located in and around Melbourne. Our Psychologists have a special focus and extensive experience working with women, men and couples struggling with conception; assisted-fertility or IVF; pregnancy; postnatal adjustment; parent-infant attachment; parenting of infants and toddlers; reproductive loss; and infertility.
Country: Australia


BipolarUKWe’re the UK’s national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. Each year we reach out to and support over 80,000 individuals through our range of services. We run support groups, have a very active internet forum (used by people with bipolar all over the globe) and provide a wealth of information on our website
Country: United Kingdom


bluebelllogoBluebell is a UK charity providing support to thousands of mums, dads and families, funded by The Big Lottery & Comic Relief and featured in the recent UK wide #MumTalk campaign for which you can see our films here. We are members of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and our Twitterhandle is @bluebellcare.
Country: United Kingdom


Center of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) connects, informs and empowers individuals to reduce the personal, social and economic impacts of perinatal mental health disorders in the community. We raise awareness and understanding of perinatal mental health and best practice, support professionals through innovation in screening and referral, and inform governments and health providers through advocacy and applied research.
Country: Australia


perinatal-logo The Centre for Perinatal Psychology is committed to strengthening relationships and facilitating joyful and confident parenting during the perinatal period. We recognise infancy as a critical time for emotional and social development, and early parenthood as a psychologically vulnerable time for mothers and fathers.
Country: Australia


Dr. JAWAHER Bin Nouhv – Improving women’s mental health in general and mother’s mental health care in my country Saudia Arabia. We are still in the beginning, but trying to improve awareness in many ways, like early detection and treatment of mental health in our patients. We are working towards creating a group of people to represent our country.
Country: Saudia Arabia.


Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 7.30.03 PMFundación Nepsis We are a Mental Health Foundation located in Santiago. We have a special Program about Women Mental Health led by Pshychiatrist Valentina Capponi, and we want to support the World Maternal Mental Health day using our social networks. We firmly believe that Maternal Mental Health, matters.
Country: Chile


iso-iulam-footerInstituto Uruguayo de Lactancia Materna Our organization is a non-profit association. We bring support for women and their families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. We also work with health professionals offering new cientific evidence on the matter. Hope we can help spread the Word on tris important Day.
Country: Uruguay


Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 7.30.53 PMIrene’s Ghost is a feature documentary about Postpartum Psychosis, attempting to demystify the illness and reduce stigma. ‘Irene’s Ghost’ will be released in late 2016.
Country: United Kingdom


jean-hailes-logoJean Hailes for Women’s Health is a not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues, including issues related to pregnancy, parenthood and perinatal mental health. Jean Hailes has a unique model, comprising three fully integrated business units: The Medical Centre; Translation, Education & Communication Unit and the Jean Hailes Research Unit, which is a formal partnership with Monash University.
Country: Australia


Jenny-logoJenny’s Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve and save lives by increasing awareness of all perinatal mood disorders including postpartum depression. We have granted over $200,000 to outstanding projects and organizations around the World since our inception in 2008.
Country: USA


La Teppe Medical Center in South of France has been involved in perinatal psychiatry for more than 15 years. A hot spot of patient advocacy, La Teppe hosts regular regional, national and international workshops under the auspices of the Marcé Society and Postpartum Support International.
Country: France


lotuspetalLotus Petal PND founded by Sarah Wood in 2015 after experiencing postnatal/postpartum depression, severe anxiety, panic attacks and mild perinatal OCD. Once she recovered she decided to set up peer support for her local area. Lotus Petal PND is currently in the process of becoming a charity and help support parents, raise awareness and also educate local parents on maternal mental health.
Country: United Kingdom


Marce Society (France) SMF vise l’amélioration de la compréhension, de la prévention et du traitement des troubles  psychiques et relationnels liés à la puerpéralité et à leur retentissement dans le champ de la petite enfance. Ses objectifs : passage des connaissances, information, formation, recherche.
Country: France


The German Marce Society is a regional group of the International Marce Society (IMS).
We are active in 4 german speaking countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy
‪We support the same issues as the IMS on a local level and hold meetings in german language.
Country: Germany


The Marce Society is so happy to support World Maternal Mental Health Day. It fits with our goal to promote, facilitate, and communicate about research that improves the mental health of women, their infants, and partners.
Country: International


Logo Marcé Italiana.jpgLa Società Marcé Italiana per la Salute Mentale Perinatale. Fondata nel dicembre 2015 a Milano, la Società Marcé Italiana per la Salute Mentale Perinatale è una associazione dedicata a sensibilizzare e sostenere la ricerca e l’assistenza alle mamme con problematiche di salute mentale, ai papà ed ai loro bambini, nel periodo pre e postpartum.
Country: Italy


The Spanish Marce Society (MARES) is a Regional Group of the International Marce Society. The society wants to promote, facilitate, and communicate about research into all aspects of the perinatal mental health in Spanish language being active in Spain and Latin America.
Country: Spain


The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a coalition comprising over seventy UK professional and patient organisations aiming to improve the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year.
Country: UK


Turkey Maternal Mental Health Awareness Alliance focuses on prevention, screening, improved treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders which affect approximately 14-36% of moms in Turkey. Coordinator: Prof.Dr.Nazan Aydın, Bakirkoy Women Mental Health Center
Country: Turkey


MMH-NOW_logoThe mission of the Maternal Mental Health NOW is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County. The target population of the Maternal Mental Health NOW’s services are women and their offspring who are at high-risk for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders due to multiple and cumulative stressors. We reach this population by providing ongoing, hands-on training and technical assistance to health care and community-based providers who serve women, children and families.
Country: USA


The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Programme (MCPAP) for Moms, is a statewide program in Massachusetts that provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and care coordination for obstetric, pediatric, primary care and psychiatric providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage their pregnant and postpartum patients’ mental health and substance use concerns.
Country: USA


The Maternal Wellness Clinic assesses and treats women and men in Ontario who have perinatal psychiatric illnesses. We provide econsults on OTN. We offer evidence-based, holistic prevention and treatment strategies, including Interpersonal and Cognitive-behavioural therapies and medication management.
Country: Canada


MommaMosaicMomma Mosaic is a community and organization which, through targeted initiatives and projects, seeks to raise awareness, debunk stifling stereotypes and reduce cultural stigma associated with postpartum depression. Momma Mosaic is based in New York City.
Country: USA


Motherfirst: The Maternal Mental Health Strategy was created in 2010 by a group of healthcare professionals, women, and government staff to improve screening, treatment, awareness, and policy in Saskatchewan, Canada. The first Maternal Mental Health Day was proclaimed in May, 2014.  Chair: Angela Bowen, RN PhD, University of Saskatchewan.
Country: Canada


Mujeres de Islas, una organización comunitaria, apoya y reconoce la importancia de identificar y atender tempranamente la salud mental de las madres así como promover el bienestar óptimo de éstas. Somos una organización basada en Culebra.
Country: Puerto Rico


mustartseedMustard Seed Center for Growth is a private practice dedicated to maternal mental health! I am dedicated to cultivating meaningful social, emotional, and cognitive growth in mothers, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. My mission is to inspire those that need a little something extra to be a big success in life.
Country: USA


National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (MMH Coalition) unites members from organizations committed to addressing maternal mental health by engaging stakeholders, raising awareness, and advocating for change in policies and practices to ensure all mothers receive the help they need so they and their families can thrive.
Country: USA


North Simcoe Muskoka Perinatal Mood Disorder Coalition is comprised of three steering committees of health, mental health, social service provider, stakeholders, and persons with lived experience who advocate for the creation of equitable, safe, accessible, culturally-appropriate and collaborative PMD care tailored to the unique needs of our local women and their families.
Country: Canada


outofblueI am a PPD Huffington Post blogger and I run a Canadian non profit organization called Out of the Blue to raise awareness for better prevention and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression.
Country: Canada


partners-parentsPartners to Parents is a not-for-profit evidence-informed website that aims to prevent perinatal depression and anxiety by educating partners on how they can support one another and parent as a team.
Country: Australia


PandaPerinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA), is the only National Helpline in Australia dedicated to supporting families struggling with perinatal anxiety and depression. PANDA also works with health care professionals and the wider community to help raise awareness around perinatal anxiety and depression.
Country: Australia


The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) in South Africa addresses the crisis of mental illness related to pregnancy among women living in adversity. We are based at the University of Cape Town and are located within the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health and provide services. We provide mental health services for pregnant and postnatal women, train those who work with mothers to improve the quality of their care, form partnerships to promote the scale up of services and inform global interventions through robust research and advocacy.
Country: South Africa


PNDandMeHello, I’m Rosey. I’m the founder of PND and Me, a UK wide online support network for those affected by maternal mental illness with peer support via a weekly tweet chat #PNDHour 8-9pm (GMT) via @PNDandMe. #PNDHour to date has connected over 4500 people with either a professional or personal interest in Perinatal Mental Illness.
Country: United Kingdom


Post & Ante-natal Distress Support Group (PND Wellington) is a non –governmental organization, whose funding comes from grants and donations. It was established in 1989 to provide support, information and education to women experiencing post or ante-natal distress. PND  Wellington also provides support, information and education to partners and families, as well as community education and professional consultation.
Country: New Zealand


pai-logo-horizThe Postpartum Action Institute is created for individuals who are committed to confronting the stigma of mental illness and the mythology surrounding new parenthood. This Institute is dedicated to the power of professionals and advocates who are willing to improve care during the transition to parenthood. Through innovative training methods over one and a half days, attendees gain insights not taught in schools or professional conferences.
Country: USA


pep-logoPostpartum Education for Parents (PEP) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Our mission is to ease the adjustment of the developing family after the arrival of an infant and reduce the impact of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) through education, support and social engagement. We have been sharing the highs and lows of parenthood in our community since 1977.
Country: USA


PostpartumNYPostpartum Resource Center of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and access to care for New York State moms, dads, and their families at risk for or experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder.
Country: USA


PostpartumFloridaPostpartum Society of Florida the emotional and mental wellbeing of mothers is our mission.  We are a volunteer-run, mom-to-mom support organization funded entirely by donation.  All our services are FREE to Florida mothers and families.  Though small, we are mighty.
Country: USA


Postpartum Support International (PSI) provides direct peer support to families, trains professionals, and provides a bridge to connect them. PSI has volunteer coordinators throughout the United States and in 42 countries.
Country: USA


Postpartum Support International en ArgentinaSomos Fernanda y Analía, Fernanda es psicóloga especialista en técnicas de exploración desarrollo humano, Analía es una ex paciente que padeció depresión post parto. INFORMAR y ACOMPAÑAR son los dos motivos de la creación de nuestro blog. Informar para prevenir y acompañar a las puérperas que estén atravesando este duro y largo camino hacia su recuperación.
Country: Argentina


Postpartum Support Network (PSN) is set up to provide support for families and mothers suffering postpartum depression and related illnesses in Africa. PSN is leading an awareness campaign on postpartum depression in Nigeria, Educating mothers, and offering them FREE postpartum depression screening. PSN is also leading a research on the prevalence of PPD in Nigeria.
Country: Nigeria


psv-logo-colorPostpartum Support Virginia provides hope and help to women and their families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) in Virginia.
Country: USA.


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After setting up Fathers Reaching Out and Dads Matter UK, Mark Williams is the voice of Fathers suffering in Silience. He works with Dr Jane Hanley and improving Perinatal Mental Health services for both parents in the United Kingdom. He is a active campaigner for Dads Mental Health and Mother and Baby Units in United Kingdom and Around the world.
Country: United Kingdom

Also see Mark Williams’ Dads for World Maternal Mental Health Day


Reproductive Mental Health Programme: The BC Provincial RMH Program consists of a multidisciplinary team of specialized professionals with many years of clinical and research experience. We work with women and their families who are dealing with mental health challenges or disorders related to pregnancy, postpartum, pregnancy loss, and infertility.
Country: Canada


Reproductive Mental Health Clinic located within the IWK Health Care Centre, a women and children’s hospital. We treat women through pregnancy and up to 12 months postpartum primarily as outpatients, however, we also work closely with obstetricians and often see women while they are in hospital.
Country: Canada


sf_logo_querBEBIZEIT Beratung, Entwicklung und Bindung. Sabine Funk, Pychologin B.Sc. und Hebamme bietet empathische Begleitung und fachliche Beratung abgestimmt auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse frischer Eltern mit ihrem Baby. Bei Bebizeit finden (werdende) Eltern Unterstützungsangebote, die sich in emotional besonders herausfordernden Situationen Hilfe für ihr Baby und sich selbst wünschen.
Country: Germany


salud_logoServicios profesionales para la salud primal y el bienestar humano desde lo perinatal y en cada momento del curso vitales. Somos Consultoria en Salud Mental, Proyectos y Educación. Sin salud mental no hay salud y esta inicia desde la casa primal: el útero materno.
Country: Colombia


SePairSePARE is a health promotion and prevention program of the Municipal Government of Vega Baja that provides services to expectant families like: prenatal classes, support groups, coordinated services (legal advisory, case management, psychology services), lactation consultant (IBCLC).
Country: Puerto Rico


logo-sb-hscSunnybrook’s Women’s Mood and Anxiety Clinic: Reproductive Transitions specializes in mood and anxiety disorders that women can experience across the lifespan – especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we focus on the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, with expertise in the use of both psychotropic medication and psychotherapy during pregnancy and postpartum. Both outpatient and inpatient services are provided.
Country: Canada


familyogaNurturing pregnant and early childhood families through yoga and community. Sunshine Family Yoga is a community place where independent providers, unite to support pregnant and early childhood families on their journey.
Country: USA


The Center for Women’s Health Studies and Promotion is a research center started in 1999 at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, providing an academic umbrella to a wide variety of research, intervention and policy innovations in the Negev Region of Israel and nation-wide. Mom to Mom provide support for new mothers in the perinatal period. Isha Be-Shela (a counseling center with a feminist emphasis) provides subsidized psychotherapy for mothers in need of professional mental         health care.
Country: Israel


CI_logoThe Children’s Institute is a child policy research unit at the University of Cape Town – harnessing the power of the university to address the impact of poverty, inequality and violence on child wellbeing – and engaging with both policy-makers and practitioners to enhance the design and delivery of services, so that children are able to participate, develop and reach their full potential.
Country: South Africa


MHINThe Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) is a community of mental health innovators – researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, service user advocates, and donors from around the world – sharing innovative resources and ideas to promote mental health and improve the lives of people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders. The MHIN core team are based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the World Health Organization.
Country: Worldwide


motherhoodThe Motherhood Collective is committed to equipping and empowering women from preconception – postpartum. Since 2011 we have provided social support and evidence based education through a variety of free programs and support groups. We ‘nurture the mother to grow the child’ by connecting women to their communities and advocating for a cultural improvement in maternal health. We firmly believe that women are inately and uniquely designed to be the best mother for their children, but acknowledge that we each play a role in their mental, physical, and emotional well-being.Z
Country: USA


Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 6.59.30 PMThe New York Zero-to-Three Network promotes the optimal development of young children, their families and their communities in the New York region. We are an advocacy organization focused on the fourth trimester and beyond
Country: USA


PPDactThe PACT Consortium (Postpartum Depression: Action Towards Causes and Treatment) is an international group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to finding the biological cause of perinatal mood disorders.
Country: USA


The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is a vigorous and innovative Australian research institute whose vision is to improve the emotional well-being of parents and to optimise infant development. PIRI provides a unique contribution to early intervention in Australia by combining basic research and clinical expertise to address antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety, and other difficulties facing parents and infants.
Country: Australia


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The Postpartum Stress Center has distinguished itself as a treatment and professional training center for almost thirty years. Our perinatal team offers compassionate and expert assessment, screening, psychiatric support, group support, and in-home services for women and their families. In addition, we provide in-services, educational support, and training for the medical community as well as our 10 hour professional training program for professionals from around the world seeking to become experts in this field.
Country: USA


scpndThe Sunshine Coast PND Centre in Queensland, Australia has offered individual and group counselling for women and their families since 2007. We have a team of psychologists who provide individual counselling to women and families who are affected by perinatal anxiety, depression and perinatal loss and grief. The Centre facilitates regular support groups and awareness raising events for the community.
Country: Australia


UNC_logoThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Center for Women’s Mood Disorders support International Maternal Mental Health Day. We applaud the celebration of mothers and work to provide critical mental health services during the perinatal period.
Country: USA


The Yolo County Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative is a county-wide collaborative with a mission to promote maternal wellness by developing and maintaining a system of care for Yolo County mothers who are at risk for or experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In 2015 we launched a travelling “Blue Dot” Social Media campaign that has been replicated by several California local health jurisdictions.
Country: USA


Well Life Therapy We are a collaborative group of licensed mental health clinicians ready to guide and empower our clients to start living the life they have always wanted. It is never too late to make a change, heal old wounds, make a new plan, learn a new mindset, understand yourself better and/or create that next chapter of your life.
Country: USA


What Were We Thinking! is a highly structured gender-informed psycho-educational program which addresses two risks to perinatal mental health: the quality of relationship with the intimate partner and unsettled infant behaviours, directly.MonashUniversity
It has been developed at the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University in Melbourne.
Country: Australia