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Multi-Agency Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Champions Training

PIMH Champions

PIMH Champions

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.

194 Multi-Agency PIMH Champions have been trained since April 2018.

This programme is highly acclaimed having been nominated for and received two eminent awards:

  • 2017 – Maternal Mental Health Alliance – Emma Cadywould Award for Perinatal Education (Highly Commended) – Read our news story
  • 2018 – International Marcé Society – International Perinatal Mental Health Education Awards – White Swan Award (Winner) – Read our news story

“Fantastic training! The parent experiences were so important to understand how this felt for them and their families. It helped to understand what was needed and how best to support. I would also like to comment on the overall feel and atmosphere within the training over the 2 days, it was such a relaxed supportive environment which clearly stemmed from the experience of the trainers and the approach used” – Community Hub Manager

“The variety of delivery modes was excellent, such as role play, group work, reading etc” – IAPT Service

“The multidisciplinary training approach and networking opportunities from this training were excellent. I will be delivering local teaching to junior doctors and then try to expand to all doctors in (region)” – Specialist Registrar (Obs & Gynae)

“I now have better understanding of PMH. I can raise the profile of this vulnerable group within maternity services. I can be the voice of the infant” – Midwife

March 2019