Later Postnatal Care (first year after birth)

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England is to give all health professionals who come into contact with women during the period 10 to 14 days after birth to the end of the first year, information about how to identify and support women and their partners with postnatal mental health problems. This micro skills course will include reference to the need for health professionals to consider the impact of maternal mental ill-health on the mother, her baby and the relationship between them as well as the effects and consequences of various aspects of intimate partner relationships for maternal mental health. The micro skills course will describe options for assessment, treatment and support within the context of an integrated, stepped-care, family-centred model and evidence-based practice.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the psychosocial factors that can predispose women to maternal mental illness

Identify some of the barriers that prevent women from seeking help and consider ways of overcoming them

Explain how maternal mental illness might affect the woman, her partner, and her baby

Describe the core components of maternal mental health assessment

List a range of options for the management, treatment and support of women with mental health problems and their families

Describe the importance and purpose of an efficient handover of care of women with perinatal mental health disorders between teams and following discharge from midwifery care