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.

For more information visit the PMHP Twitter account or follow the hashtag .

Video playlist for perinatal mental health

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

Books and ebooks

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

Trust perinatal work

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.

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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