Postpartum depression affects approximately 10% of birthing parents in Canada, and an additional 8% experience comorbid anxiety. Despite how common these disorders are, barriers exist making treatment inaccessible for many, especially for vulnerable and medically underserved populations. eHealth resources present as a promising solution, increasing access to mental healthcare for birthing parents. However, the needs and opinions of birthing parents are not commonly considered in the web development process. The SUPPORT study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and usability of postpartumcare.ca, a web-enabled resource for postpartum mental health, created based on the input of birthing parents in British Columbia (BC) affected by these disorders.
The SUPPORT study is currently recruiting participants. Consider participating in the SUPPORT study if you:
- Are 19 years or older
- Are experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety
- Have given birth within the past 12 months
- Live in British Columbia
- Are able to read and communicate in English
- Have occasional or regular access to the internet via phone, tablet, or computer
The SUPPORT study is now closed for recruitment.
For any general questions, or for more information, please email SUPPORTstudy@cw.bc.ca
or call 604-875-2424 ext.5865