You’re Invited to Opening Up! An Online Women’s Health Concerns Clinic Event on Dec. 6

Opening Up is a half-day, virtual event hosted by the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. It takes place online over ZOOM on December 6, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon.

Join a panel of healthcare professionals and community members with lived experience as we explore the journey of childbirth and mental health during the pandemic. Topics will also touch upon opportunities for the future of care and the delivery of mental health supports moving forward.

The Women’s Health Concerns Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton specializes in pregnancy, postpartum, premenstrual and menopause-related mental health challenges, supporting women and their families through the complete circle of life.

Registration for this online event is just $10 and all funds raised will go directly to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation to support the care that is delivered by the caring team at the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic. Learn more by viewing the event poster or register today at

See below for more information on some of our speakers at Opening Up

Julie Cole, Co-Founder & Senior Director, Public Relations at Mabel’s Labels
Julie Cole is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a world-wide market, gain media recognition, and win countless entrepreneur awards. Julie is a regular television contributor, a sought-after speaker and parenting expert. She is a syndicated blogger who’s been featured in Huffington Post,, Today’s Parent, Scary Mommy, The Globe and Mail, The Papaya Podcast, Savvy Mom, Forbes, Working Mother Magazine and more. Julie is the creator and host of the popular live parenting show Mabel Mom Cave on Facebook, which has over 213K likes.

Dr. Sheryl Green, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Green is a Psychologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Her clinical interests include cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based interventions for depression, anxiety, and health-related difficulties. Her research interests include developing cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based treatment protocols for specific populations, such as perinatal women.


Dr. Benicio Frey, MD, MSc PhD

Dr. Frey is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and Medical Director of the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic; and Academic Head of the Mood Disorders Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. His research is primarily focused on understanding the neurobiology of mood disorders with an emphasis on women’s mental health. He is the site-PI of the largest study of biomarkers of treatment response in depression and a member of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT). He has more than 200 publications accepted in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work in numerous national and international conferences. In addition, he currently supervises clinical clerks, residents and graduate and undergraduate students in various research projects.