Postpartum Support Center
Mental Health Practitioners
Postpartum Support Center is focused on providing programs and services that focus on the wellbeing of mothers, fathers and their support teams while promoting awareness and prevention of Perinatal Mental Health Disorders. They provide the following services through their programs. The PPSC aims to help new mothers navigate the perinatal period, reduce parental stress, and build effective support systems, particularly when confronted with considerable barriers to mental health treatment including long wait times and high costs. Services offered in English and Spanish include:
● Mom to Mom Peer Counseling. Who can better understand perinatal struggles than a woman who has experienced them herself? Our trained volunteers are passionate about providing individualized assistance to all mothers and their support teams. Peers model recovery, teach skills, and offer support via email, phone, text, chat, and in-person.
● Postpartum Peer Support Groups. The transition to motherhood can be stressful, but mothers don't have to go through it alone. Led by trained peers, our online weekly drop-in Postpartum Support Groups are focused on providing emotional and social support, information, education, and practical help. New members are always welcome.
● Support Line 415-326-3623. When a person calls or texts the Support Line, PPSC trained peers will listen, provide emotional support, and connect them to local high-quality treatment providers when needed.
● The ROSE Program (Reach Out, Stay Strong, Essentials for mothers of newborns) is a program taught in prenatal settings. Through four 90-minute sessions, the program teaches pregnant women to recognize the signs of depression and how to reduce stress by seeking social support, finding a network of friends and family members, and knowing where to go for help. ROSE is the only evidence-based postpartum depression prevention intervention program that has shown to reduces the risk of postpartum depression in low-income women by half.