Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit (Healthy Human Development Table)

The Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit was developed by the Healthy Human Development Table (HHDT) to build capacity and advance practice among public health units (PHUs).

Guided by a situational assessment, the Toolkit's five modules can be tailored to help PHU management and planners who work in areas related to perinatal mental health (e.g. mental health, reproductive health, maternal health, family health):

  • plan and deliver comprehensive, evidence-based and best practice approaches
  • guide public health policy and practice planning and decision-making

The Toolkit also provides valuable information for front-line staff who deliver perinatal mental health services.

Download the full Toolkit


Comprehensive Approach to Perinatal Mental Health

This section includes individual modules for each approach to perinatal mental health. Each module provides a review of relevant evidence, provides step-by-step instructions, as well as illustrative practice examples.

Supporting Resources


PHO Grand Rounds: Planet Youth Lanark County: Community in Action

Building on the PHO Rounds presented by Dr. Sigfusdottir of the Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis, this session will examine the initiative in action at the local level, highlighting the work done to date and lessons learned, to assist others who are interested in implementing the Planet Youth initiative in their communities.

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Updated 8 April 2019