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Delivering Excellence in Perinatal Mental Health Care – 15 July 2022

July 15, 2022 8:30 am
July 15, 2022 4:30 pm
Venue TBA


Fully Booked



6 Hours Relevant for CPD

£140 for a full day of training, including lunch, tea and coffee. Please note administration fee charges of £40 per booking will be made for any cancellations as we are a not for profit organisation and will have incurred costs.

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Relevant For: All maternity health care professionals and the wider team responsible for the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care of a woman. The programme will also be relevant for GPs.


Aims and Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the context of perinatal mental health and how it impacts women and their families.
  • Recognise current skills and develop these further to identify women with perinatal mental health problems and how to interact effectively.
  • To recognise when and how to appropriately escalate the care of a woman suffering with her mental health.



  • The empirical and experiential context of perinatal mental health
        • Main themes from national reports (e.g. MBRRACE-UK; National Maternity Survey).
        • The service user’s perspective.
        • Latest research and guidance.
  • Identifying & assessing perinatal mental health (screening)
        • Role of the practitioner in screening
        • Interpersonal dynamic consultation
        • Effective and appropriate communication
        •  Types of assessment
        • Using measures to aid clinical decision making
        • Birth trauma and tokophobia
  • Management
        • Appropriate and effective escalation.
        • Service pathways.
        • Reflection on local services and service development.