Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Institute of Health Visiting, the National Workforce Skills Development Unit at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, maternity and general practice leads and HEE’s Mental Health team to deliver this Perinatal Mental Health e-learning programme.
The Perinatal Mental Health programme is designed to help educate and develop the workforce’s confidence and competence in caring for people with perinatal mental health problems. The planned updates to the existing e-learning programme are particularly timely, aiming to support key health and care colleagues working with pregnant mothers and new parents, during the additional challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The content covers six sessions to complement the existing e-learning programme. Each of the six e-learning modules last around 20-30 minutes.
The following sessions are now available:
- Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 1
- Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 2
- Perinatal Mental Health in the Antenatal Period
- Perinatal Mental Health in the Postnatal Period
- Perinatal Mental Health: Health Visitor Assessment
- Perinatal Mental Health: Health Visitor Interventions
How to access
In order to access any elfh programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register on the link below.
If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Perinatal Mental Health e-learning programme by logging into the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.
Please note the iHV does not host the elfh site. If you experience any problems accessing the site, contact elfh.