The Mothers’ Mental Health Toolkit was born out of a partnership between the IWK Reproductive Mental Health Service and Family Resource Centres in Nova Scotia.

IWK toolkit

It is a  collection of resources intended to support those who work with vulnerable mothers and families and includes materials for mental health promotion, education, screening, intervention, and advocacy. It includes a section on exploring substance use with women.

Visit the IWK Health Centre website to download the Toolkit, find practical worksheets for working with families, online video clips, and a manual for running an 8-week group based on the toolkit materials. There are also resources for individuals providing training on how to use the Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit.