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New content added to the Perinatal Mental Health e-Learning programme

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Institute of Health Visiting, the National Workforce Skills Development Unit at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, maternity and general practice leads and HEE’s Mental Health team to add new content to the Perinatal Mental Health e-learning programme.

The Perinatal Mental Health programme is designed to help educate and develop the workforce’s confidence and competence in caring for people with perinatal mental health problems. The planned updates to the existing e-learning programme are particularly timely, aiming to support key health and care colleagues working with pregnant mothers and new parents, during the additional challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new content covers six sessions to complement the existing e-learning programme. Each of the six e-learning modules last around 20-30 minutes.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 1
  • Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 2
  • Perinatal Mental Health in the Antenatal Period
  • Perinatal Mental Health in the Postnatal Period
  • Perinatal Mental Health: Health Visitor Assessment
  • Perinatal Mental Health: Health Visitor Interventions

For more information about the Perinatal Mental Health programme, including details of how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/perinatal-mental-health/.

Perinatal Mental Health Competency Framework

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England (HEE) has worked with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to develop a skills based competency framework for all staff working to support mothers and families across the perinatal care pathway, from preconception to postnatal care.

The framework is designed to increase awareness of perinatal mental health disorders and associated care skills while supporting advanced and specialist practice. Competencies are the skills, knowledge and behaviours that deliver high quality care and enable the continuous improvement of services. The framework has been developed to standardise competencies for perinatal mental health practice across England, thus helping to ensure the workforce is confident and suitably skilled to identify need and deliver care to women who have mental health problems during the perinatal period. This will thereby increase access to appropriate evidence-based specialist treatment.

This framework lists several competencies over separate domains and is divided into categories for different types of healthcare worker; including those who have limited or infrequent contact as well as those who work in specialist perinatal services. Over time, this competency framework may be used for recruitment, training and development, and discussions about career progression.

For more information about the framework, including access details visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/perinatal-mental-health/.

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