Indigenous Perinatal Mental Health Program

The transition to parenting can bring lots of joy, but it can also bring many challenges. It is common for parents to need a helping hand when they are thinking about starting a family or already have a little one at home. It is important that our support systems understand who we are, where we come from and can guide us to balance our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves.

Chigamik’s Indigenous Perinatal Mental Health Program works with First Nation, Métis and Inuit mothers in North Simcoe Muskoka who may be planning a pregnancy, are currently pregnant, have recently had a baby, or have experienced a loss during this time. The program works with clients and the medicine wheel as they travel along their journey into parenthood, providing the support and resources needed for good physical, emotional and spiritual health.

The Indigenous Perinatal Health Counsellor provides assessment, counselling and health education to clients regarding their pre and post-natal care.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Heather Cusson, Indigenous Perinatal Mental Health Counsellor at 705-527-4154 x 7227 or