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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 of 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.

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

“I feel confident that I am able to recognise the development of signs and symptoms of perinatal mental health issues and have more awareness of how and where to signpost mothers to for further support. The training has provided me with the knowledge to feel confident in being able to share what I have learned with colleagues, professionals and parents to aid early interventions to be put in place” – Health Visitor

“I can now hold a training session with my team and wider service. I will encourage others to be more aware of PIMH and the support required” – Children’s Services – Social Work Team Manager

“I have a more in-depth knowledge of perinatal mental health and where to access more information for support. this will help me in daily practice and be able to provide other professionals the same knowledge to be able to offer the best support to our families. I will support to deliver training, provide perinatal support groups in the area and support with a walking group to promote wellbeing and mental health” – Nursery Nurse

“Great training, great trainers who kept it light but so interesting. It’s reassuring that more people are having this training and are being made aware of PIMH. Thank you!” – Specialist Perinatal Occupational Therapist

March 2021

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