Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD


Study Participation Opportunities

RESEARCH STUDY: Have you had a baby in the last 6 months and are feeling sad or anxious? – EARN UP TO $75

University of Toronto researchers are currently recruiting new mothers across Ontario to participate in an innovative new study to learn how to help mothers feeling sad or anxious receive better care.


1. Study participation involves a quick interview over the telephone to determine whether or not you are eligible to participate. If you are eligible you will be asked some questions about yourself and then you will be randomly assigned to receive either (a) usual postpartum care that all mother receive or (b) usual postpartum care plus additional telephone support from a nurse. ‘Random assignment’ means that neither the researchers nor yourself will choose which type of support you will receive, rather, the type of support is chosen at random or by chance. If you are randomized to receive “additional telephone support”, you will receive scheduled follow-up calls with a nurse for 6 months.

2. The total amount of time required to participate in this study will be approximately 3.5 hours.

3. You will be asked to complete 5 online follow-up questionnaires until your baby is 18 months old. These questionnaires will ask you about how you are feeling, your thoughts about parenting,  end what health services you and your baby have used.


To compensate you for your time we will send to you a $15 gift card for each questionnaire you complete. You could receive up to $75 in gift cards for completing all the questionnaires.

You may be eligible to participate if you: 

  • Had a baby within the past 6 months
  • Are feeling sad or anxious
  • Actual lives in Ontario – Canada
  • Read and understand English fluently
  • Are willing to take up to 1 hour of your time to complete a questionnaire every 3 months

*If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please fill out the Study Application Form below*


This study has been approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board.

Study Application

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