Community Event: Barrie Stroller Walk (World Maternal Mental Health Week)

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Centennial Beach 65 Lakeshore Dr, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2M6

*This is a community event please register at; https://www.facebook.com/events/414224469038195/



During the week of April 30 - May 6 we will be raising awareness for World Maternal Mental Health Week all across North Simcoe Muskoka.#MaternalMHMatters

Moms & babies, family & friends are all invited to join us for a stroller walk to discuss, promote and support World Maternal Mental Health Week. 

Wear BLUE to show your support!

10:00 a.m. - Meet & greet (Centennial Beach - J.C. Morrison dive site)
10:30 a.m. - Stroller walk commences
End at City of Barrie Rotunda (70 Collier St.)
11:15 a.m. - Mayor Lehman addressing participants

Information booths, refreshments and prizes! 

More details coming soon!

Please RSVP early to ensure adequate refreshments & prizes :)

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Why we need to raise awareness & support Maternal Mental Health Awareness:

- Rates across North Simcoe Muskoka are higher than the provincial average (22% in North Simcoe Muskoka vs. 15.9% across Ontario). 

- No one is immune! Women of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. 

- Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. There are effective and well-researched treatment options available to help women recover.

- Without early screening and treatment, 50- 70% of women with perinatal mood disorders will continue to experience symptoms through the postpartum period & unfortunately up to 40% will still have symptoms 4-5 years post-delivery. 

- Mental illness in the perinatal period may negatively influence parenting practices such as bonding and attachment. As a result, children may experience cognitive, emotional and behavioural impairments increasing vulnerability at school and into adulthood.
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Check out all the World Maternal Mental Health Week Stroller Walks in our region:

Collingwood event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/187688862014161/
Midland event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/338475373328289/
Barrie event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/414224469038195/
Orillia event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/386453398495835/
Alliston event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/568766676828567/

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