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iHV Insights: Scary Thoughts and Secret Fears: supporting parents with intrusive thoughts in the perinatal period

Calling all members – bookings are now open for our May iHV Insights webinar – Scary Thoughts and Secret Fears: supporting parents with intrusive thoughts in the perinatal period’.

This webinar is on Thursday 23 May 2024 (join from 3:15pm to allow a prompt start) 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

This is open to all members.

Intrusive thoughts can be an extremely distressing feature of perinatal mental illnesses, including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety. However, as many as 80% of parents with no perinatal mental health problems can also experience these thoughts. Despite this, they are shrouded in stigma. Intrusive thoughts can trigger intense feelings of guilt and shame and are often felt to be unacceptable. Therefore, it can be difficult for parents to share these thoughts with professionals and receive the support that they need. This Insights event will explore how health visitors can raise awareness of and identify intrusive thoughts, consider risk, and most importantly, offer appropriate and timely support to families experiencing intrusive thoughts.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Fiona Challacombe, Clinical Psychologist and NIHR Clinical Lecturer
  • Lived Experience Speaker TBC
  • Rhiannon Jenkins, Health Visitor: will share a case study to highlight how best to identify, assess risk, and support families with intrusive thoughts in practice

Click here to book your place

How does this event align to the 2022 NMC Standards of Proficiency for SCPHN Health Visiting?

Attendance at this event and engagement with the iHV reflection template will support you with demonstrating CPD activities that align to the 2022 NMC Standards for Proficiency for SCPHN Health Visiting, in particular:

  • C.HV4 play a significant role in promoting mental health for parents, families, infants and children during the perinatal period and in the assessment and early identification of perinatal mental ill health.
  • C.HV5 provide care and support to infants, children, parents and families where appropriate and facilitate access to specialist mental health services according to the level of need.
  • C.HV6 promote infant mental health and early identification of infant distress, providing support to families to enable them to prioritise and respond to their infant’s needs.

How to book for iHV members

Our booking process has changed, you no longer require your membership number to book. Go to our booking page and login with your iHV member email address and password. You must have ‘validated’ your membership in order for this to work.

Once you have logged in, you will be able to select your ticket, submit your details and proceed to checkout – please note that this webinar is free to iHV members. On the day of the event, you will be automatically emailed the link to join the webinar.

Event Details

iHV Insights: Scary Thoughts and Secret Fears: supporting parents with intrusive thoughts in the perinatal period

1 Hour

Virtual | Zoom

Free to iHV Members

Event Date

Thursday 23 May 2024

3:30pm - 4:30pm

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