Native American and Indigenous
Perinatal Peer Support Services
WellMama was awarded a grant from Three Rivers Foundation to Advance Indigenous Maternal Mental Health.
We at WellMama are grateful and honored to have received a grant to support our Native American and Indigenous Outreach program.
The need for evidence-based perinatal mental health interventions that provides culturally relevant well-being, perspectives and practices is critical to improving maternal, child, and community outcomes for Indigenous peoples, and reducing health inequities. WellMama hopes to connect Native and Indigenous community members, maternal and child health professionals, intervention researchers, and a cultural consultants to bring this change for Indigenous families and future generations.
It is with this our hope and goal to collaborate and connect Native and Indigenous community members, with lived experience and/or perinatal professional experience, who can provide traditional peer support with culturally relevant well-being perspectives and practices, to aid in the perinatal mental health risk experienced by Indigenous women.
While one in five women may experience mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, Indigenous identity increases that risk by 62%, especially among younger Indigenous women.
Native American and Indigenous Perinatal Peer Support
WellMama is seeking a community-oriented member responsible for Native American and Indigenous Perinatal Peer Support Facilitator, and community outreach to help us further our mission of ensuring all new, expectant, and grieving parents receive the social and emotional support they deserve with cultural appropriateness.
This person will be able to use their personal lived experience to support, validate, and empower others. That experience could include pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety, perinatal loss, or other types of perinatal wellness challenges. The candidate will also be actively a part of the native community and have deep knowledge of issues facing parents and families, especially within Native American and Indigenous and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. This position will be supervised by the Executive Director and Native American Outreach Manager. The commitment is 5-10 hours per month at $150 per month.