Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
The UK’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (4-10th May 2020) is coordinated by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership (PMHP) and this year’s theme is ‘Supporting mums during difficult times’. The campaign coincides with the World Maternal Mental Health Day on 6th May.
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance is providing guidance around the coronavirus crisis. Its website has a page of links to advice offering support to health professionals working with women and families in the perinatal period, as well as new and expectant parents. Click here to visit the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s coronavirus web page.
Perinatal podcast playlist
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust worked 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.
Training and online learning
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.