the canopie program is backed by strong evidence
results from our proof of concept
Change in mean depression scores (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale) in treatment, control
(p) .00015, Hedges (g) treatment effect of .68. Average 4.8 pt reduction in depression in the treatment group (> reliable change index of 4), no statistically significant change in control group.
Change in number of participants with clinical depressive symptoms (i.e. EPDS scores >10)
62% of participants with depression in the treatment group had a reduction in depressive symptoms to below the clinical threshold for referral. There was no statistically significant change in control group.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT has been proven to have a large effect in reducing depression for women in the perinatal period. Studies show web-based CBT can be as effective as face-to-face CBT.
Compassion Focused Therapy
CFT has been shown to be particularly effective in reducing self-criticism and shame in new mothers. It shifts blaming difficulties on mothers to understanding the impact of society and evolution on parenting.
IPT is recommended for preventing perinatal depression, and focuses on relationships and communication, which are common struggles for many new mothers.
Over 50 randomized control trials have demonstrated significant treatment effects from therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and compassion focused therapy delivered in a similar way to the canopie program (both guided self help and pure self help) including the below.