- The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) can be done in-person or over the phone Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen and Care Guide
- The EPDS is a quick and easy way to determine women at risk.
- The screening helps to reduce the stigma of mental health problems.
- The EPDS can also be used with partners.
To learn more on “how to” screen, check out John Cox’s book, Perinatal Mental Health also has numerous translated versions and guidelines for use.
An additional link to the EPDS in several languages.
Feel free to print the following Maternal Mental Health materials:
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen and Care Guide
- MMH Fact Sheet (includes depression screen)
- MMH Info Card
- MMH Poster
Additional materials are available through the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute by contacting email@example.com.
You will also receive information and guidance from the following resources:
Healthline – 811
Healthline – Online
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:
- Calling 1-800-667-3425 (Saskatchewan only) or (306) 966-6340 in Saskatoon
- Through our online information request form
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. 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
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute to order printed Maternal Mental Health materials from
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:
calls and texts welcome
Lloydminster & Surrounding Area
Telephone: 780-872-6094 TEXT OR CALL
Postpartum Depression – The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood