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HEE and RCOT unite to create new blended training programme

Alex Drinkall, 3 November 2020
Perinatal Mental Health

HEE elfh and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) have worked together to create the first blended training programme for occupational therapists in perinatal mental health.

Occupational therapists play a key role in promoting women’s recovery from perinatal mental health problems, helping them overcome the barriers preventing them from doing the activities that matter to them and their children.

The new blended training programme is being highlighted to coincide with Occupational Therapy Week (2-6 November). It includes an elearning programme of six sessions, hosted on the elearning for healthcare Hub, as well as a virtual face-to-face forum with clinical experts.

The forum is being hosted by RCOT for new and existing members, who will have access to a wide range of learning resources and information.

The elearning sessions have already been launched more than 3,000 times.

Occupational therapists taking part will also have access to networking opportunities and annual study days (virtual during the current COVID-19 pandemic).

Rebecca Burgess-Dawson, Clinical Lead for Mental Health Education and Quality, Health Education England, said: “This innovation enables occupational therapists to embed their practice within the context of specialist perinatal mental healthcare, and further consolidate their expertise within teams.

“Teaching with clinical experts, coupled with sessions remotely and online, means this programme maximises flexibility whilst still creating a learning community.”

More information about the elearning programme can be found here:- https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/perinatal-mental-health/

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