Promoting mental wellbeing in the perinatal period

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 30/10/2020
Upcoming Time: 09:15 - 16:15
Length: 1 Day
Cost: Free

About the course

CPD: equivalent to 6 hours CPD

This inter-professional simulation course aims to support staff working with mothers in the perinatal period to identify mental illness early and promote better mental wellbeing. Participants will experience a range of simulated scenarios with simulated patients, followed by guided reflective debriefs with trained facilitators.

The course aims to guide participants in the recognition of symptoms of mental illness, while learning how to prevent the development or deterioration of these symptoms, alongside how to access help when needed. It will explore some of the benefits and challenges of working with individuals’ support systems and help professionals reflect on how best to work with networks to enhance clinical care and promote wellbeing.







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Learning Objectives

After completing this course those attending will have:

  • Increased knowledge of how to promote mental wellbeing in women in the perinatal period
  • Greater understanding of risk factors for mothers developing mental illness in the perinatal period, and the connection between physical and mental health
  • Greater awareness and confidence when working with families and networks
  • Enhanced confidence in offering advice on preventing mental illness and their deterioration
  • Increased confidence in accessing help and further support when needed
  • Improved skills in recognising and communicating the opportunity to improve mental wellbeing in women in the perinatal period

Course Information

Target audience

Consultant – non-psychiatry any, CT1-3 – non-psychiatry any, GP, GPVTS, Health visitor, Midwife, RGN, RMN, ST4-7 – non-psychiatry any

Length & Time
This course will be taking place online.
1 Day

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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.
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