Perinatal Mental Health Education for Health Visitors
Perinatal Mental Health Education
Guidance published in April 2016 by Health Education England concludes that all women and their partners should have access within their local health visiting team to a specialist health visitor in perinatal and infant mental health. You can access the guidance here.
Three perinatal mental health eLearning modules to raise awareness of such issues are now available to for healthcare professionals who have contact with a mother or baby from the period prior to conception until the child is 1 year of age.
Modules appropriate for Health Visitors:
- Module 1: Perinatal depression and other maternal health disorders
- Module 2: How to recognise perinatal anxiety and depression
- Module 3: Interventions for perinatal anxiety, depression and related disorders
There is also a link to a video entitled ‘Maria’s Story’ which tells of Maria Bavetta’s personal experience of perinatal OCD.
There are also 5 other e-learning modules available which are aimed at all those working with mothers and babies:
- Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 1
- Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 2
- Antenatal Care
- Labour and Postnatal Care (until discharged from midwifery care)
- Later Postnatal Care (first year of birth)