This page contains perinatal mental health information, resources and training links

New: Perinatal series of GP Spotlight Podcasts- South West Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Network GP Spotlight Podcast series

This first round is a series of 11 podcasts that are designed with time in mind therefore, bitesize and easy to pick and choose by the listener. These are not just for GPs, these are for anyone working within the Perinatal mental health pathway or just for interest.

AiMH UK is an interdisciplinary, not-for-profit organization, promoting understanding about infant mental health (IMH). AiMH’s primary function is to support the UK community of infant mental health practitioners to come together and learn from each other, and to contribute to the raising of standards of IMH practice

Begin before birth World-leading experts will open up the subject and present the current understanding and advice for best possible emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and beyond

Bumps This website provides reliable, evidence-based, and accurate information about use of medicines in pregnancy

COVID-19 Perinatal Mental Health Resources

e-learning: Health Education England has designed e-learning programmes to help educate and develop the workforce caring for people with perinatal mental health issues

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) has launched two new perinatal mental health learning programmes.

To find out more about the learning and to enrol, visit Perinatal and Infant Mental Health elearning. They have also created a short film to introduce the learning programme.

To find out more about the learning and to enrol, visit Routine Outcome Monitoring in Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service elearning. They have also created a short film to describe the benefits of the learning programme.

getselfhelp website with useful resources for professionals for supporting clients with mental wellbeing and self help

Good Practice Guide NHS England is for those working in specialist perinatal mental health services

The guide describes how to provide:

  • women and their families with a positive experience of care, with services joined up around them
  • care that involves and supports partners and families in ways that can improve outcomes for all family members

LiveWell Dorset A  public health service funded to support the health and wellbeing of residents in Dorset. They will accept professional and client referrals. They also provide training

Make birth better: trauma support for professionals

Maws-our journey with perinatal mental health  This film has been made as an educational resource for both those experiencing perinatal mental health issues, and for health care professionals. It follow the 'Maws' journey through their own experiences of perinatal mental health. Exploring personal accounts of perinatal mental ill health, the aim is to encourage shared experiences and better health care support for new mums. This film was produced in partnership between the Mental Health Network Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Mind: information and support on perinatal mental health

Royal College of General Practitioners perinatal mental health toolkit

This toolkit is a set of relevant tools to assist members of the primary care team to deliver the highest quality care to women with mental health problems in the perinatal period. As well as offering a diverse collection of resources, the perinatal mental health toolkit gives details of additional learning for individual practitioners as well as resources specifically aimed at women and their families

Mum and Baby Academy This continued professional development (CPD) perinatal module can be used by GPs, midwives, health visitors and pharmacists

Perinatal Mental Treatment This  is a one-stop resource website, with access to most of the (international) freely/openly available, evidence-based/informed perinatally adapted interventions. Resources include online and app self-help treatments and clinician guides for perinatal mood, anxiety, trauma, complex emotions, infant crying, parenting, dad and mum's well-being. There is a clinician section (access to clinician guides/handbooks) and a client/patient section (access to self-help treatments or treatments that can be used in collaboration with a clinician)

Printable Leaflets

Choice and Medication© Leaflets are designed to help service users, carers and family members understand their medicines better, and to make more informed decisions, best as part of a discussion with a healthcare professional.

The institute of health visiting (iHV) provide a multidisiplinary perinatal mental health training. This is suitable for all those working with mothers and families in the perinatal period

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a charity and coalition of over 100 organisations working together with experts by experience and clinicians to achieve a shared vision and improve the lives of women and families in the UK affected by perinatal mental illness. It has a lot of useful information, contacts and professional resources on their website

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