COVID Care Program

Virtual mental health help for parents of premature babies 

We know first hand how traumatic, exhausting and scary having a baby in the NICU can be.  With the cancellation of all in-unit support groups and programs across the country due to COVID-19, we recognize there is an extra layer of fear and isolation for preemie parents like you. 



CPBF is now offering free online individual therapy for families currently in the NICU or those who have been recently discharged (up to 12 months).  Families who qualify will receive four online 45-minute therapy sessions conducted by mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists and perinatal mental health specialists from all across Canada.


Please fill out the form below and someone will contact you within 5 business days. 



Given the nature of this program, we cannot offer crisis support.

If you are currently in crisis please reach out to the support people in your life, and if necessary, call  911 or  go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.

Meet Our Clinicians


Tiffany Mitchell

Registered Psychologist (5506)


Madeleine Stobbe 

M.A. Psychologist (Cand. Reg.) 

Nova Scotia

Veronica Harris 

 Registered Clinical Counsellor, MACP

British Columbia

Dr. Chanthalone Smith

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PhD, C. Psych



Leslie Ann Costello

Ph.D., L. Psych, CBT

New Brunswick


Kate Robson   

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd.


Application – COVID Care Program 

Please note that all fields must be filled. 

THANK YOU! YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED Thank you for applying to participate in the COVID Care program. Your application has been received. Please note that the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation is offering this service on a first come first serve basis because there is limited availability of service. Your information will be reviewed by a member of Canadian Premature Babies Foundation and you will be notified by email about your eligibility, within 5 business days after receiving your application. Please note that the timing for therapeutic service will vary, depending on availability of licensed therapists providing service within the city/province you live in. Appointments will be set by you and the therapist you have been matched with. If you are currently in crisis, please reach out to the support people in your life, and if necessary, call 911 or go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital. Thank you for your interest in the COVID Care program.
We would like to thank Prolacta, Abbvie and The Sandbox Project for supporting this program.