Pacific Post Partum Support Society has been supporting women and their families experiencing postpartum/perinatal distress, depression and anxiety for over 40 years. The program started in 1971 as a grass roots initiative when a small group of women began meeting at the Vancouver Crisis Line office to share their experiences and support each other around postpartum issues. This established the pattern for our treatment model: women supporting women. This was a new approach to addressing the issues of postpartum depression and one that has since influenced changes in postpartum support. Over the years, our programs have developed based on the needs of the women and the families we serve. Today we reach out to approximately 3,500 women and families each year.
Pacific Postpartum Support Society provides a wide variety of supports for residents of the lower mainland including support groups, support for partners, community based mom & baby talks, workshops and resource materials. PPPSS also has a toll free support number available to all residents of British Columbia 855.255.7999.