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Multi-Agency Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Champions Training for individuals

New date: 27 & 28 January 2020

Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January 2020 in London

This is a unique opportunity to access a place to train as a Champion for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health via our highly acclaimed integrated programme. The programme is a 2-day course which will cover a wide and updated programme content supported by contemporaneous evidence and policy underpinning practice.

You will be supplied with a copy of the new combined Multi-Agency Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Champions trainer pack and accompanying resources (presentations and PDFs for use in training) in order to be able to cascade a 2-day, 1-day or a suite of 7 bite-sized 90 minute awareness level training sessions to colleagues.

This training has been specifically designed to support an onward cascade across a multi-agency audience to ensure that all staff working alongside mothers and their families perinatally can access awareness training. The Champions training will be delivered by Sylvia Woolley and Rachel Stephen.

Don’t miss out..bookings open now!

Cost: £425 non-member, £395 iHV members
(Fee includes: Trainer Pack, Access to resources for training for 2 years, lunch and refreshments on 2 day programme)


Any queries, please contact us at: [email protected] or by phone on: 01243 374874


Aim of Multi-Agency Perinatal & Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Champions training:

The programme is designed for a multi-agency audience, to build advocacy for both perinatal and infant mental health, making a clear link between infant and parental mental health through developing an understanding of the evidence around PIMH.

The training addresses the fundamental requirements that are necessary for all those who work with mothers and their families in the perinatal period to manage mild to moderate perinatal mental illness, to understand and recognise some the impact of these disorders on the infant, their family and society, and to know when to refer on.

Additionally, the training programme equips the Champion with materials to deliver a cascade of multi-agency PIMH Awareness level training for colleagues.

Participating in this training will equip you for the PIMH Champion’s role over the following modules:

  • Perinatal mental illness and why it matters
  • Recognition and detection of perinatal mental illness
  • Transition to parenthood and the significance of building relationships
  • Infant observations and parallel processes
  • Safeguarding and risk
  • Everyone’s business: your role, communication and interventions

More about the programme:

The programme has been accredited by the CPD Standards Office as one of the mechanisms of assuring high quality training.

By the end of 2018 we have trained up to 300 Multi-Agency PIMH Champions across the country.

“I couldn’t even start what was most beneficial. Very engaging, interesting, informative. Most interactive training I’ve had to date delivered by two spectacular facilitators. Thank you!”

Mental Health – Specialist liaison practitioner – May 2017.

“The best part? The multi-agency training environment, exploring policy and research, the overview of stats and national/local supports, hearing the wealth of experience and having time to consider how the Children’s Centre can impact on this agenda.”

Children’s Centre Manager – January 2017