This page has links to films on perinatal mental health to inform your practice or share with families.
Head Up, Heart Strong (Devon Perinatal Mental Health Service)
A film created for and with families affected by perinatal mental health problems. It captures the stories of six women who have experienced episodes of perinatal depression and post-partum psychosis.
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Maws – our journey (Mental Health Network Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde)
This film explores personal accounts of perinatal mental ill health, with the aim of encouraging shared experiences and better health care support for new mums.
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Tommy’s perinatal mental health films
A series of films of mothers talking about their experiences of antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety, and a father, a midwife and a doctor giving their perspectives.
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Talk to someone (Tommy’s)
Short stylised film on antenatal depression, encouraging mothers to ask for help
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My story of mental health and wellbeing through pregnancy (Health Education North West London)
Cartoon story about a woman with bipolar disorder who experiences postpartum psychosis in her first pregnancy and takes medication in her second pregnancy.
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Breakdown or Breakthrough? (NSPCC)
A series of 5 short films showing how to support parents affected by mental health problems to develop a secure attachment relationship with their baby.
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Three core concepts in early development (Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University)
Three short films illustrating how a baby’s brain develops, including how severe maternal depression can create toxic stress affecting the brain.
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Models for Decisions Regarding Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy (The Marce Society)
Educational film by Professor Louise Howard. Video copyright held by the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health ©2014, ©2015
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.
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