Webinar - How to talk about mental health in prenatal classes: Using the mental health key messages

Learn about this new on-line resource for prenatal education providers

Thursday March 2, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

The Prenatal Education Key Messages resource is a central source of evidence-based information that can be used for routine universal prenatal education by a range of prenatal education providers. This webinar will focus on using the Mental Health Key Messages in a prenatal class setting to promote the use of consistent, evidence-based messages.
Objectives for this webinar include:

  • To review current knowledge about Perinatal Mental Health.
  • To review the Mental Health Prenatal Education Key Messages.
  • To provide insight into how to introduce and teach about the various mental health key messages in a prenatal class setting, and how to best reach those who may need help the most.

A computer with speakers (or headset) and high-speed internet are required to participate in this webinar. If speakers (or headset) are not available, a telephone would be required and a toll-free number will be provided.

Registration Fee:
This webinar is free to all participants.

Speaker:  Leslie Born, MSc, PhD, RP

Leslie is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is a part-time faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at McMaster University, and works as a Mental Health Counsellor for the Hamilton Family Health Team. Leslie has more than 15 years of clinical, research and teaching experience in perinatal mental health, and was an expert reviewer for the Mental Health Prenatal Education Key Messages.  She has also contributed to several other Best Start projects including: Creating Circles of Support for Expectant and New Mothers, Supporting Parents When Parents Experience Mental Health Challenges, and the new Managing Depression Self-help Skills Resource for Women Living with Depression during Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond.

For inquiries about registration contact:
Alexa Carroll at a.carroll@healthnexus.ca; 1-800-397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2336

For content inquiries, contact:
Matthuschka Sheedy at m.sheedy@healthnexux.ca; 1-800 397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2224