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Community Update

Stanley Park Community Association

Winter programs: Programs have started, spots are still available in some programs. Check out the website at

Free Family Day Swim and Crafts: Monday, February 19 1:00-4:00pm Lyle Hallman Pool – 600 Heritage Drive, Kitchener
Two swim times are available from 1:30-2:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm.
There is no advanced registration. Swim wrist bands will be available for either swim starting at 1:00pm.
Refreshments and Activities will be offered from 1:00-4:00pm.
Adults must accompany children & Swim Admission Guidelines are in effect


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Postpartum Depression (PPD) in Kitchener/Waterloo:   Postpartum Mothers may be eligible to receive a free, evidence-based, non-pharmacological treatment for postpartum depression.

McMaster University and the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have partnered with Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre to conduct a study of a 1-Day Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) workshop for women with Postpartum Depression (PPD).

The Treatment: CBT is a first-line treatment for PPD and these 1-Day CBT workshops are being held to help reduce PPD symptoms. They will be delivered by Dr. Ryan Van Lieshout, Psychiatrist and author of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) Treatment Guidelines for Perinatal Depression.

Eligibility: Women may be eligible for the study if they:

·         Have an infant <12 months old

·         Have an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) score between 10 and 25

·         Understand and speak English 

How to Refer: Please find a poster attached with information about the study that can be posted in offices/community space and shared online, as well as a copy of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), a valid screening tool with which eligible women can be identified. A formal mail-out letter is also included.

 **An information session is being held for eligible participants Wednesday March 21st from 6-7pm at Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre.**

Women can also self-refer and you can support them in doing so by encouraging them to contact the study coordinator, Meena Rangan, at or Wanda Kampijan, Family Support Program Supervisor /519-571-1626 x25

 Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre is pleased to partner with Dr Ryan Van Lieshout in the continued effort to support Mother’s on their Postpartum journey.

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