About the course
This one-day interactive simulation training course is open to midwifes and health visitors who are involved in the care of women with mental health problems, during pregnancy or following delivery.
About the course:
Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in a series of simulated scenarios focusing on the assessment and management of a variety of perinatal mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, postpartum psychosis, personality disorder and substance misuse. After each scenario participants are encouraged to reflect on experiences and learning through specifically designed debrief models, to help them learn positively and constructively from the experience.
The course also addresses the challenges faced when seeing patients in different environments including the emergency department, the obstetric ward, the GP surgery and at home. It aims to get different professionals working together to further their understanding of the challenges faced and enhance cross discipline working.
This course is being funded by Bromley CCG and is only open to staff working for organisations based in Bromley.
What you will learn from taking this course:
- demonstrate improved confidence, knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of perinatal mental illness.
- be able to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment for women with perinatal mental illness with greater confidence.
- demonstrate better understanding of the perspectives of other agencies involved in the care of women with mental health problems in the perinatal period.
- better understand the pathways for the management of women with perinatal mental health problems.
GP, GPVTS, Midwife, RGN, RMN
Lunch & refreshments provided
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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.