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New Moms Experiencing Post Partum Anxiety and Depression- Support Group

Qualia Counselling Services is extremely excited to announce the launch of a brand-new support group for all our New Mom’s starting this May 2024!  

Our first support group of this kind is an 8-week program designed for New Moms Experiencing Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. 

This specialty group is tailored for new moms looking for a welcoming space to learn, share, and practice valuable skills and techniques to manage their emotions and thought patterns as they lead a more balanced life through their postpartum. 

Curious about what this group entails? New moms will work towards... 

·                  Understanding Postpartum Depression and Anxiety 

·                  The Role of Hormonal Changes 

·                  Recognizing and Managing Triggers 

·                  Building a Support System 

·                  Cognitive Behavioural Techniques for Managing Negative Thoughts 

·                  Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques 

·                  Moving Forward and Celebrating Progress 

We are very excited to open a space where individuals affected by negative postpartum symptoms have an avenue to practice skills and techniques while surrounded by other new mothers. 

Inquire, share, or refer a client to learn skills for the New Moms Experiencing Postpartum Anxiety and Depression group.  


Funding can be provided through NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits) with valid certification of registration. 


For more information, please contact our administration team at info@qualiacounselling.com.



What are the different topics we will cover over the next 8-weeks? 

·                  Develop an understanding of what postpartum depression and anxiety is including signs, symptoms, and triggers and how it impacts life and relationships. 

·                  Understand the role of hormonal changes and how to use coping strategies to address fluctuations. 

·                  Identify and learn how to draw on sources of support such as family, friends, community resources, and mental health professionals. 

·                  Learn to identify, challenge, and change negative thought patterns. 

·                  Challenge negative self-talk by practicing self-compassion and affirmations. 

·                  Gain knowledge about healthy body practices and how the role of food and exercise can impact well-being. 

·                  Learn how to empower your body and mind to work towards a more balanced and fulfilling life as a mother and woman in today’s society.


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