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Mission:

The Peel PMD Steering Committee is working toward the day that families in Peel who are at risk for or experiencing PMD will have access to comprehensive and sustainable services. The program aims to build the community’s capacity to respond to families by:

  • Raising awareness of PMD in the community
  • Decreasing stigma often experienced by families living with PMD
  • Educating service providers so that they can help support families
  • Enhancing services and accessibility for Peel Region’s diverse
    community
  • Advocating for sustainable funding

Created in 2007, The Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program aims to build the community’s capacity to respond to families at risk for or experiencing postpartum mood disorder (PMD).

Many women experiencing PMD don’t receive the support they need as it often goes undetected and undiagnosed. Service providers play a key role in recognizing the symptoms of PMD and referring families to the appropriate resources.

This website provides education, skill development and useful resources for service providers and families in the Region of Peel.

We invite service providers to take the PMD tutorial as a first step in enhancing your knowledge of PMD and sign up for the PPMD Connection, our quarterly newsletter.

If you have any questions or want to get involved with the Peel PMD Program please contact the program specialist.

History:

Success By 6 Peel, a collaborative of more than 40 community partners whose goal is to strengthen services for young children and their families, recognized a lack of services for families affected by postpartum mood disorders (PMD). Their solution for closing the gap in services was the formation in 2007 of the Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program.

The PMD Steering Committee consists of representatives from community agencies who oversee the on-going development, implementation and evaluation of the program. The Steering Committee is led by Peel Public Health.