Peel Community Resources

Important Links, Websites and Resources

Medical/Clinical Services

Triullium Health Partners- Credit Valley Hospital site:
Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Program
905-813-1550 Referrals: 905-813-4502 (Fax)
Program is offered by an inter-professional team including a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Mental Health RN,  Social worker and Maternal Child Health Promotion RN.
Referral Criteria: Physician referral required, client resides within Mississauga/Halton LHIN or delivered at one of the hospitals within the Mississauga/Halton LHIN or physician has privileges at CVH.
Services include:  assessments, medication consultations, individual therapy, postpartum support groups, partner education workshops and bereavement counseling.

Trillium Health Partners- Mississauga Hospital site:
Womens Reproductive Mental Health Program
(416) 521-4006
Referral Criteria:
Catchment area of Trillium Health Centre, physician referral, require a primary diagnosis of a Mood Disorder
Services include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. Multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists.

Brampton Civic Hospital: Womens Mental Health Clinic
905-494-2120 x58764  (Fax) 905-494-6757
Referral Criteria:
Women who are currently pregnant or have given birth within the year. Referral accepted from Physician (Obtetrician/ Family Physician) and Midwife for women 17+
Services include: Psychiatric Consultation, Individual Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health Sleep Support Program, Postpartum Psycho-Education Group

Brampton Civic Hospital: Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions Program Centralized Intake
905-494-6709  (Fax) 905-494-6710/ 6715
Referral Criteria:
 Physician Referral- all physicians with or without privileges at William Osler, Adults 17+

Support Services

Breastfeeding Information  and resources from Public Health 

Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program 
Home visits by a Public Health Nurse to provide information, referral, and support for parents of children 0-6 years of age.

Peel Infant-Parent Parent Program
Therapeutic program supporting parent-infant attachment operated by Children’s Services and Peel Children’s Centre.

Peel Children’s Aid 


Punjabi Community Health Services
(905) 677-0889
Serves the Peel community through community development, culturally appropriate service delivery, partnership with other organizations, research and asset inventories.

Find a Healthcare Professional

Health Care Connect

Trillium Health Centre: Physicians Accepting New Patients

The College of Physicians and Surgeons: Looking for a Doctor?

Ontario Psychological Association 

Ontario Association of Social Workers  
416-972-9882 toll free 1-877-828-9380
Online directory to find private practice social worker

Resources Outside of Peel

Maternal Infant Program and Perinatal Mental Health Program
Mount Sinai
416 586-4800 ext. 8419
Physician Referral required

Women’s Health Centre
St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto
Provides information and supports to clients with PMD. Offers support group and individual counselling. Self-referral accepted.

Women’s Health Concerns Clinic
St. Joseph’s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton
905-522-1155 ext. 33979 to refer (self or physician referral)

Reproductive Life Stages Program
Women’s College Hospital 416-323-6230
Accept referrals from across Ontario from physicians , midwives and self referralsServices: Assessment, symptom management, individual and group therapy. Psychoeducational group for prenatal women at risk for or experiencing a perinatal mood disorder

Aberfoyle Clinic
416-231-7968 (Physician psychotherapists covered under OHIP)

Moms supporting Moms in Milton
Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Victory School, 540 Commercial Street Milton
Contact 905-825-6000 ext 2927

Feelings After Birth Support Group
Orangeville/Shelburne locations
519-941-6991 x2022

PMD Support Group
Oakville Parent Child Centre
461 North Service Road, Oakville

Transition to Parenting Group
York Region Health Connection
12 week education and support group to help families with the transition during pregnancy or after the birth of the baby. No cost, childcare provided.

Crisis Services

For Urgent Referrals Please Contact 24/7 Peel Crisis Services 905-278-9036 (Caledon 1-888-811-2222) or Attend the Closest Emergency Department

Distress Centre Peel
24-hour crisis support services provided in a variety of languages
Spectra Community Support Services (formerly Telecare Distress Centre)
24-hour crisis support provided in English,Hindi,Urdu,Punjabi,Spanish and Portuguese
905-459-7777 or for Caledon 905-584-7770      

Trillium Hospital Crisis Team 

Credit Valley Hospital Crisis Team 
905-813-2200 ask crisis worker be paged

Information Lines

Peel Postpartum Family Support Line  
From Caledon 289-298-5468
For information in differnt languages, see our flyer in: 
Spanish  Punjabi  Chinese

Region of Peel-Public Health  

Telehealth Ontario 

Consultation on medication safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Canadian Mental Health Association
905-451-2123 (Peel Branch)     

Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP):
Provides information & resources about licensed child care, infant and child development programs, services for special needs children, mental health services and counselling. A ‘Lending Library’ is on site.

Support for partners and families

Postpartum Dads:  a website providing information and support to fathers whose partners are experiencing PMD

Postpartum Men: a website designed to provide information and support to fathers who are experiencing postpartum depression.

Brampton: 905-488-7716
Mississauga: 905-276-8316
Offer support to families where any mental illness is an issue by providing education, resources and coping strategies.

Dad Central Ontario: a website for dads.  Ask questions about fathering or follow the Dad Central Facebook page.

PMD Support Groups

Mississauga Parent Child Resource Centres/Mississauga South Ontario Early Years Centre
Adjustment After Birth Peer Support Group
1801 Lakeshore Rd West, Mississauga
(905) 822-1114

Mississauga Parent Child Resource Centres/Mississauga West Ontario Early Years Centre
Adjustment After Birth Peer Support Group
G1-5632 Tenth Line West, Mississauga
(905) 286-4455

Caledon Parent-Child Centre /Ontario Early Years Centre
Adjustment After Birth Peer Support Group
150 Queen Street South, Bolton

Mississauga East Ontario Early Years Centre/Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Resource Centre
Adjustment After Birth Peer Support Group
Tomken South Senior Public School
3160 Tomken Road, Mississauga

Brampton Parent-Child Resource Centres/Malton Neighbourhood Services/Bramalea Civic Centre OEYC
Moms Supporting Moms (Peer Support Postpartum Group)
Ontario Early Years Centre
180 Sandalwood Parkway East, Unit 8C
Brampton, Ontario
L6Z 4N2

Parents Voice on Adoption-Raising Children Birth to 6 years of age
Adoption Support Group meets monthly. Participants share and hear from other adoptive families.
Meetings are held at the Ontario Early Years Centre located at #105-57 Mill Street North, Brampton.
To register call Noreen 905-452-1973 ext. 1047

Mother Matters: An on-line support group offerd through Women’s College Hospital.  Registration is required. Please visit website for more information.

Mood Disorder Support Group
Brampton Mood Disorders peer support group meets from 7:30-9:00PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month
North Bramalea United Church,
363 Howden Blvd, Brampton.
Everyonewho would like support from others while travelling the journey of depression or other mood disorders is invited.
If you require further information contact Mary Jacobs @

Recommended Websites

There is growing amount of information regarding Postpartum Mood Disorders available on-line. Below is a list of some websites that provide information and resources about Postpartum Mood Disorders:

APP Network: a website based in Britain which is dedicated to providing information and resources to those suffering from Postpartum Psychosis and their families

Beyond Blue: an Australian based website which provides information about antenatal and postpartum depression.

Bring Change 2 Mind: public service announcement providing information to combat the stigma of mental illness.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: provides information about clinical care, research, education and health promotion

DONA International  Doulas provide emotional support for mothers and their partners during birth and the postpartum period. This site provides information about Doulas, research, resources and how to find a doula.

Life with New Baby:   Information and resources for professionals and families

Best Start; Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre.

Maternidad Tabu: a website based in Mexico, providing information and links to resources in Spanish
Marce Society: an international society for the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness related to childbearing.

MedEd PPD:  professional education, peer-reviewed web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health in the US. The site has two objectives: to educate primary care providers who treat women who have or are at risk for postpartum depression and to provide information for women with PPD and their friends and family members (see link below).

MedEdPPD/Mothers: a website for women with PPD and their freinds and family members. Developed with the support of the National Instituteof Mental Health in the US.

MGH Womens Mental Health: provides information about mental health across the lifespan.

Pacific Postpartum Support Society (based in BC) non-profit society dedicated to supporting women and families experiencing depression or anxiety related to the birth or adoption of a baby.

PANDA: An Australian based website providing information and supports to women and their families. Offers fact sheets on many topics related to PMD.

Peel Young Parents: a website for teens and young adults providing information and resources.

Postpartum Stress Center : helps families with planning for subsequent baby after experiencing PMD

Postpartum Support International : a U.S. based organization whose goal is to increase awareness about emotional changes women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

Trauma and Birth Stress : a New Zealand based support group of mothers who experienced stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births that affected their lives negatively. Information and support to mothers and families regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after childbirth

The Smiling Mask: created to increase awareness and understanding of postpartum issues. Based on the stories of 3 women who experienced PMD and their journeys to health.

Websites for Dads

Postpartum Dads:  intended to help dads and families by providing information and guidance through the experience of PPD.  Information and resources are available that can be used by professionals to assist families dealing with PPD.
Postpartum Men: a site for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. Forum gives dads a chance to ask questions and share experiences.

Just for Dad: Baby’s First Year: Peel Public Health provides information and resources for new dads.


It Takes a Village: Peel Region based Blog from a woman who has experienced postpartum mood disorder and wishes to bring awareness about the issue.

Postpartum Progress: U.S. based Blog for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The site offers peer-to-peer support and information for educational and advocacy purposes only.