This specialized Women’s Mental Health Program grew out of the understanding that a woman’s emotional wellbeing is inextricably connected to that of her children and family.
The program provides consultation and short-term treatment for children aged 0 to 18 and their families, with concerns including: mood/anxiety, behaviour management, attention/hyperactivity, parenting, and parent-infant attachment.
Treatment may include:
- individual therapy
- parent counseling
- family therapy
- treatment with medication
We are very pleased to offer group therapy for mothers with postpartum anxiety/depression and their infants, provided jointly with the Reproductive Life Stages program.
Our child psychiatrist’s work in collaboration with the Women’s Mental Health psychiatrists and therapists to provide integrated care for families with parental mental health concerns.
We do not provide assessments related to custody or legal concerns.
We are now open for referrals for infants, children and youth, from birth up to 18 years of age.
We are now open for referrals for infants, children and youth, from birth up to 18 years of age. The service is only open to children of patients followed in the Women's Mental Health Program and the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital.
Referrals should be completed from a family doctor or pediatrician, and must include the physician’s telephone, fax and billing numbers. Please note that referrals can be made on the CareLink Portal- E-Referral (link to carelink) and/or download our Child and Family Psychiatry Program referral form (.pdf) Once completed, please fax to 416-323-6356.