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Service updates for appointments at WCH

  • If you have an upcoming in person appointment at Women’s College Hospital and you have a fever, cough, or new onset of shortness of breath, have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, tested positive for COVID-19, or been instructed to self-isolate by Public Health please do not come to the hospital, call the clinic directly for more information.
  • The hospital is open only to patients with appointments, please see our care partner & visitor restrictions information.
  • Your appointment may be changed to a virtual visit using the telephone or over video. Learn how to set-up a video visit.
  • You will receive a call from us with any changes to your appointment.
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times on WCH property. This includes, but is not limited to, parking areas, elevators and while waiting to be screened.

Are you a mother with a new baby and finding it hard to cope with how your life has changed?

Do you feel isolated and alone? Are you struggling with feelings of sadness?
Do you find it hard to control your worries?
Are you struggling with how having a baby has changed your self-identity, your sexuality or your relationships?

Consider joining MOTHER MATTERS our online support group for women with mood/adjustment challenges following the birth of their baby.

MOTHER MATTERS is an 8-week online support group run by the Mental Health Program at Women’s College Hospital. It will take place on a confidential discussion board, giving you the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, while learning from and supporting other mothers. Each week a new topic will be explored, relating to issues that commonly emerge during the first year of life with a new baby.

To be eligible for the Mother Matters online support group you must:

  • Be a mother to at least one infant who is younger than 1 year
  • Have access to a computer and proficiency navigating the web
  • Register with Mother Matters and Women’s College Hospital
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Read and agree with our informed consent
  • Complete a few short questionnaires online and meet the criteria as assessed by our screening measures

Registration for the MOTHER MATTERS support group will remain open throughout Summer 2021, however eligible applicants will be added to the wait list for groups starting end of Summer.

Please complete the online questionnaire here online questionnaire to apply for a future group.

For questions that cannot be answered by the information provided on this page email mothermatters@wchospital.ca.

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