Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

The UK’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (29th April – 5th May) is coordinated by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership and aims to promote awareness of all issues around the mental wellbeing of mothers and mums-to-be. The campaign coincides with the International Maternal Mental Health Day on 1st May.

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Video playlist

We’ve compiled a selection of YouTube videos that discuss issues around maternal mental health

Books and ebooks

Perinatal Positivity is video that uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Click here to the video online and find other resources.

Podcast playlist

Trust perinatal work

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has been working in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) to develop a competency framework for perinatal mental health care skills to support all professionals working with mothers and families, from preconception until one year postnatal.

Access the framework via e-Learning for Health

Training and online learning

The Tavistock and Portman offers a range of CPD training for mental health professionals, with courses developed in line with the HEE PMH Competency Framework. Click here for more information.

HEE e-Learning for Health provides online perinatal mental health training to registered NHS England staff, as well Open Access modules that are freely available for health visitors and healthcare professionals. Click here for more information.

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