Approximately 1 in 10 new parents in Canada will experience postpartum depression, with many parents remaining untreated. The risk of developing this disorder increases significantly in vulnerable and medically underserved populations, with Indigenous and immigrant parents having up to five times higher rates when compared to the average Canadian parent.
In order to combat inequities in access to health care, as well as to normalize the quality of care received across the province and to lower economic and time costs, more accessible treatment options and resources are necessary. The SUPPORT study seeks to develop a safe and effective web-based resource for postpartum depression and anxiety based on the needs, opinions, and experiences of people in British Columbia who have previously been diagnosed with this disorder.
We are currently developing this web-enabled resource, and we will be asking for volunteers to help with evaluating the resource once it is developed. This page will be updated with information about new opportunities to participate in the study as they become available.
Contact the study coordinator: