About the course
CPD: equivalent to 6 hours CPD
Perinatal mental health services have been expanding nationally and working in this area can require a unique set of knowledge and skills for clinicians to deliver safe, effective, and evidence-based care. This interesting and rewarding field of mental health has attracted many mental health nurses, occupational therapists, nursery nurses, social workers, and psychologists who have typically come from different backgrounds within mental health.
This one-day course will give clinicians the basic knowledge and skills required to feel confident in beginning to practice in a perinatal mental health setting.
Course presented by Dr Catherine Wilson
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After attending this course, participants will:
- Be able to identify a woman experiencing a perinatal mental health problem.
- Be able to assess a woman experiencing a mental health problem in the perinatal period as appropriate to their specialty.
- Have a greater knowledge of resources available for women with perinatal mental health problems
- Understand care pathways for women with mental health problems in the perinatal period and who to refer where.
- Have an understanding of approaches to treatment of mental health problems in the perinatal period.
- Be able to make a risk assessment of women with mental health problems in the perinatal period.
Assistant psychologist, Care coordinator, Clinical psychologist, Clinical support worker, Occupational therapist, Psychology student, RGN, RMN, Social worker, Support staff (e.g. admin)
Length & Time
82-96 Grove Ln,
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.