Ottawa Public Health’s “Baby Help Line” has been established for parents of babies 0 to 3 months. The service is available 7 days a week, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Call 613-580-2424 ext. 23774. A Public Health Nurse assesses client’s needs over the phone and based on need, they will be referred to the Royal Ottawa Hospital’s prenatal mental health program.
In addition, Ottawa Public Health has compiled a list of services offered by text, chat, phone, or video conference. Included under the “parent” tab are resources for parents and families related to:
- Helping Children and Teens Cope with Stressful Events
- Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario who host virtual support groups and
- Reaching IN…Reaching OUT resources on resilience and coping for parents
Please visit Ottawa Public Health’s Mental Health and COVID-19 webpage for a detailed list of services and resources.