Healthcare Providers

The benefits of UNIVERSAL SCREENING?
  • A quick and easy way to determine women at risk.
  • Helps to reduce stigma of mental health problems.
  • The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) can be done in-person or over the phone Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen and Care Guide
  • The EPDS can also be used with partners.
To learn more on “how to” screen, contact the Continuing Education and Development for Nurses (CEDN) at the University of Saskatchewan by calling (306) 966-8363 or checking out the website http://www.usask.ca/nursing/cedn/contact.php.
A link to the EPDS in several languages. John Cox’s book, Perinatal Mental Health also has numerous translated versions and guidelines for use.

Feel free to print the following Maternal Mental Health materials:

Additional materials are available through the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute by contacting <info@skprevention.ca>.


You will also receive information and guidance from the following resources:

Healthline – 811

Healthline – Online

E-Learning Event, Maternal Mental Health: Understanding, Care and Support DVD This DVD has a section that specifically teaches you HOW to use the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen with Care Guide.  For purchase at http://www.usask.ca/nursing/cedn/contact.php .

medSask (formerly known as Saskatchewan Drug Information Service) Any healthcare professional in Saskatchewan can call, email or text medSask to receive on-demand, accurate and reliable medication information. They provide consultation services for healthcare professionals on all aspects of drug therapy. medSask is free of charge for all healthcare professionals. Medication queries can be made 365 days a year by:

The general public can also access medSask for reliable and accurate information about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and herbal remedies. By calling or emailing medSask, your drug-related questions will be answered free of charge by licensed pharmacists. http://medsask.usask.ca/general-public/what-we-do/index.php. medSask is free of charge for anyone in Saskatchewan and all calls are completely confidential. Medication queries can be made 365 days a year by:

  • Calling 1-800-665-DRUG (3784) (Saskatchewan only) or (306) 966 -6378 in Saskatoon
  • Through our website at our question submission page
  • By email at med.sask@usask.ca

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute to order printed Maternal Mental Health materials from

Motherisk Information about medications in pregnancy and postpartum.

Online Wellbeing Course The Online Therapy Unit is led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos from the University of Regina and is free of charge.

PSI International 1.800.944.4PPD | SK Postpartum Support International COORDINATORS:

CHERIE BOISON
Saskatoon
Telephone:  306-241-2230
calls and texts welcome
cowens110@shaw.ca

AMY SCHICK
Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Telephone: 780-872-6094 TEXT OR CALL
afterglowpp@hotmail.com

Additional Resources:

The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood

Postpartum Depression – The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety – Child and Family Health – Toronto Public Health

Postpartum Progress

AnxietyBC for New Moms and Moms to Be

This page is a work-in-progress and we welcome suggestions!