POSTPARTUM PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
Benefits of Peer Support Groups?
Mental health peer support services are considered an evidence-based mental health model of care. In meta-analyses, peer group participants have displayed a reduction in clinical symptoms of anxiety and depression and an increase in subjective quality of life as well as hope, self-esteem, and empowerment—factors also correlated with self-stigma.
Join Postpartum Peer Support Groups and connect with other mothers in our community!
English Group: Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm PST
To join the groups and get more information, please click here
Peer Support Groups are focused on providing emotional and social support, information, education, and practical help to each other. The groups are led by trained mothers (Peer Leads) who walked in your shoes, who know the struggles, and who listen attentively with respect, acceptance, and encouragement. Through these support groups, we assist mothers in obtaining resources, overcoming barriers, making connections. Motherhood can be a stressful life change, but mothers don't have to go it alone. A support group provides an opportunity for moms to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies while also focusing on the positive sides of motherhood.
Who can join the group meetings?
New moms - up to 3 years postpartum.
The advantages of Online Peer Support Groups are:
Provide a warm, safe, confidential, shame and judgment-free environment
led by trained PPD/PPA Survivors
mothers can join from the comfort of their home
helps identify coping strategies
- helps identify & build a support system
- a connection to necessary information & resources
- transform negative self-talk into positive self-talk
- create long-lasting friendships
- option to join anonymously
free of charge
no insurance required
Mothers' privacy is guaranteed. We do not share and disclose any personal information that would identify any of our mothers.