Building Emotional Awareness and Mental Health (BEAM) in Parenting to Support Children’s Development


We are inviting parents with depression, anxiety, and/or heightened anger symptoms to take part in an app-based program. The program is called the Building Emotion Awareness and Mental Health Program. It supports mental health and reduces parenting stress. The app includes videos on parenting and mental health, weekly check-ins by peer coaches, a forum where you can talk with other parents, and optional monthly Zoom group sessions run by peer coaches. Our goal is to help parents with their mental health and parenting, and support their child’s development and mental health.


Currently recruiting participants: No

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 65

Inclusion criteria:

Participants must:
1) be parents of a child aged 3-4 years
2) be above the age of 18
3) reside in the Calgary or Vancouver area
4) have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or anger
5) not have a history of attempted suicide or self-harm in the past 6 months.

Exclusion criteria:

Individuals are not eligible if:
1) They are under the age of 18
2) They have a history of attempted suicide or self-harm in the past 6 months
3) They cannot understand English
4) Their child has a condition that impacts their cognitive functioning or brain structure/function (e.g. epilepsy, Down Syndrome)
5) Their child cannot undergo MRI scanning (e.g., has metal implants)


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Contact information

If you are interested in this study, please email us at

Principal investigator:

Catherine Lebel

Clinical trial: