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Multi-Agency Perinatal Mental Health Champions Training

Multi-agency PMH Champions

Multi-Agency PMH Champions

Aim of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Champions training:

The programme is designed to build advocacy for perinatal mental health amongst a multi-agency audience, developing an understanding of the evidence around PMH and equipping the Champion with materials to deliver a cascade of multi-agency PMH Awareness level training for colleagues.

Having a multi-agency focus, the training aims to embed good practice, and promote and strengthen local integrated care pathways, in turn supporting the opportunity for good outcomes for families affected by perinatal mental illness, raising parity of esteem for mental health and reducing health inequalities at a local level.

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

  • Perinatal mental illness and why it matters
  • Recognition and detection of perinatal mental illness
  • Impact of parental mental health on the infant
  • Safeguarding and risk
  • Networks and pathways
  • Everyone’s business: your role, communication and interventions

More about the programme:

The programme has been accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

120 Multi-Agency PMH Champions have been trained since April 2018.

“The training was excellent. I feel motivated to go and tell the world about perinatal mental health and support that’s available” – Perinatal Mental Health Specialist Nurse

“For me it was a well rounded informative 2 days and I can not think of anything to improve it” – Teenage Pregnancy Midwife

“The group discussions were really helpful to hear from other professionals in the MDT. Having a speaker provide her own experience of postpartum psychosis was very interesting and valuable. Both trainers were excellent in providing the training” – Health Visitor

“Great listening to clinical experience of the workers in the room. It was all very interesting and well delivered. Good lively, informed delivery” – Family Coordinator (Voluntary Group)

March 2019