Perinatal mental health training: the who, what and why?
Explore the role of training for professionals involved in the care of women and families throughout the perinatal period
With one in ten women experiencing mental health problems during or after pregnancy, it’s the responsibility of all professionals involved in their care to gain an understanding of the impact of perinatal mental illness and its associated risks. But what exactly does this mean for you?
In this webinar, originally presented by Dr Lucinda Green and Jo Brook on 27 September 2021, we explore the role of training for professionals involved in the care of women and families throughout the perinatal period – helping you to feel more confident navigating this area in your professional role, and making informed decisions on training for yourself and your colleagues.
Drawing on a variety of clinical scenarios and case studies, our presenters outline WHO can benefit from training; WHAT should be covered; and WHY it’s needed now more than ever.
How will this webinar help me?
By watching this webinar recording, you will:
- be more aware of the range of perinatal mental disorders that professionals need to learn about, and the impact these can have on women and families during the perinatal period and beyond
- have gained a deeper understanding of how targeted training can help professionals in different roles and at different points throughout the perinatal care pathway
- feel more confident navigating different types of training, and identifying which training is right for you and your colleagues, in the context of the expansion of perinatal mental health services related to the NHS long term plan
Who is this webinar for?
This webinar recording will be of benefit if you are in any of the roles listed below, or if you arrange, commission or fund training for those in these roles:
- mental health practitioner in non-specialist services (Adult and CAMHS), keen to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the care of women in the perinatal period
- non-mental health professional who cares for women during the pregnancy and postnatal period, keen to develop knowledge and skills in perinatal mental health in order to improve care
- midwife or maternity support worker
- health visitor or health visitor assistant
- social worker or other practitioner within social care
- children’s centre or early years practitioner
- nursery nurse
- third sector volunteer or practitioner
- peer support worker
Anyone with an interest in the subject is also welcome to watch the recording.
Dr Lucinda Green
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Perinatal Mental Health Training and Service Development Lead
Interested in exploring perinatal training further?
Suitable for all professionals who work with women during the perinatal period, our CPD-certified Digital Academy courses provide a clear, clinically-focused introduction to perinatal mental illness.
Explore a range of perinatal mental disorders and their associated risks, at a time and pace that suits you on our five-hour beginner-level course, A brief introduction to perinatal mental health (DAA002).
Deepen your knowledge of perinatal mental illness – covering contributing factors, risks, care and treatment, with our monthly 20-hour short course, Introduction to perinatal mental illness, risk, care and treatment.
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