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Maternal Mental Health e-learning resource

NHS Education for Scotland has created two e-learning modules on maternal mental health aimed at all who work with pregnant women and new mothers.

‘Module One: Understanding maternal mental health’ introduces the learner to key facts about mental illnesses that may affect women during their pregnancy and postnatal period, examines the promotion of positive mental health, identifies risk and protective factors for mental ill health and explores current evidence about prescribing in pregnancy and during breastfeeding.

‘Module Two: Maternal mental health: the woman’s journey’ explores professional roles from preconception care, through pregnancy to the postnatal period, examines the recommendations for multi-professional care pathways and uses a number of scenarios to embed learning.

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Identifying women at high risk of severe mental illness: a learning programme for midwives

The All-Wales Perinatal Mental Health Group, led by a team of experts from Cardiff University, has developed two e-learning modules for midwives to help identify pregnant women at risk of developing severe mental illness in the perinatal period. The modules cover common myths, psychiatric disorders, who is at risk, asking the right questions and when to refer.

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Perinatal mental health for health visitors

Online training for health visitors and nurses from e-Learning for Healthcare, developed by the Institute for Health Visiting.

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Babies in Mind

Online training for parents and professionals, developed by Warwick University.  This course will explore how the mind of the parent influences the developing mind of the child, from conception through infancy and into later life.

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