HKPR Launches Perinatal Psychological Well being Consciousness Marketing campaign
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At this time, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Heath Unit (HKPR District Well being Unit) has launched the Perinatal Psychological Well being Consciousness marketing campaign, designed to offer data and sources to help pregnant and postpartum people and their households to determine and tackle psychological well being considerations throughout the perinatal interval.
Being pregnant and the postpartum interval is a time of adjustment for households. Adjustments in temper are quite common, nevertheless usually go undetected. The Perinatal Psychological Well being Consciousness marketing campaign encompasses a multi-faceted strategy that features sources and an outreach package deal shared with native healthcare suppliers. The marketing campaign promotes the mixing of the evidence-based Care Pathway for the Administration of Perinatal Psychological Well being (Care Pathway) developed by The Provincial Council for Maternal and Youngster Well being’s (PCMCH), by asking healthcare suppliers to undertake the Care Pathway’s 5-Stepped Strategy into new and anticipating mother and father’ appointments.
“Perinatal psychological well being considerations are these which happen throughout being pregnant or within the first yr following the start of a kid. Analysis reveals that 80% of fogeys expertise adjustments in temper after start and regionally, the proportion of pregnant people with nervousness or with a historical past of postpartum melancholy is sort of double the proportion reported for Ontario,” stated Tammy Thomson, Public Well being Nurse for the HKPR District Well being Unit. “The Perinatal Psychological Well being Consciousness marketing campaign’s purpose is to scale back the stigma surrounding perinatal psychological well being considerations, together with nervousness and melancholy, and assist households obtain entry to assist companies.”
The HKPR District Well being Unit makes use of the Care Pathway to offer one-on-one assist for households via the Wholesome Infants Wholesome Kids (HBHC) Program, the Wholesome Households data and assist line and the Wholesome Households Feeding and Diet Assist Program. The purpose of those applications is to assist mother and father higher perceive the indicators and signs of perinatal psychological well being considerations and to attach households to the suitable psychological well being helps.
“It’s vital that new and anticipating mother and father are screened and directed to supportive companies. Psychological well being is particularly essential to assist throughout this important change in life,” stated Dorothea Service, Supervisor of Wholesome Households, for the HKPR District Well being Unit. “We’re bringing consciousness to perinatal psychological well being and dealing with healthcare suppliers and neighborhood companies to offer instruments, training, sources, and assist companies so households don’t really feel alone on this journey.”
The HKPR District Well being Unit encourages people to talk to their healthcare supplier about their emotional well-being. HKPR District Well being Unit’s perinatal psychological well being applications and companies might be discovered by visiting hkpr.on.ca or by calling the Wholesome Households Data and Assist Line at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5003.
For media inquiries contact:
Ashley Beaulac, Supervisor of Communications, HKPR District Well being Unit, 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1212, firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Bray, Communications Officer HKPR District Well being Unit, 1-866-888-4577 ext. 1266, email@example.com