Perinatal mental wellbeing

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Course information
This course will be taking place online
Course information
This course will be taking place online
About the course

This one-day, online course looks at how healthcare professionals working in maternity services can best support patients in the early stages of mental distress.

Over recent years there has been a huge increase in understanding of perinatal mental health and investment in the care of women who experience mental illness during this time of their lives. What is increasingly being recognised is the importance of promotion of mental wellbeing and prevention of mental illness as being a key part of this.

We will break the concept of wellbeing into key components, allowing participants to enhance their skills and confidence in promoting good mental health and preventions strategies, identifying when patients are at risk of deterioration, harnessing strengths and resilience factors, and accessing appropriate support.

This course is for midwives, maternity support workers, obstetricians and gynaecologists, neonatal staff, health visitors, mental health professionals, and primary care staff who work with babies and families.

Learning objectives
Describe the concept of mental wellbeing and its relevance to promoting improved mental and physical health in women in the perinatal period. Recognise the risk factors for mental illness in the perinatal period. Identify factors that affect maternal wellbeing and help-seeking behaviour.
Make better use of the resources and pathways available to access support for those experiencing mental distress in the perinatal period. Support mothers with techniques/tools that can improve their mental wellbeing. Understand the mental health needs of partners/relatives of the women we care for and support and signpost appropriately.

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Doctors, GP, GPVTS, RGN
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