Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Learn how to offer effective support to new and expecting parents

During pregnancy and the year after birth, many women can be affected by mood changes, anxiety disorders, and depression. Women report that a key barrier to seeking help is the lack of perinatally-informed treatments and practitioners.

On this course, you will understand the symptoms of postnatal or postpartum depression, how to support clients, and improve their mental health and wellbeing. You will identify the patterns that contribute to the depression cycle and explore how to combat them with coping strategies. This will help your clients stay well during the perinatal period and beyond.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding Postnatal Depression, symptoms and cycles
  • Identifying Perinatal TRAPs – Identifying patterns that help maintain the depression cycle
  • Turning Perinatal TRAPs into TRACs – Breaking patterns by developing alternative coping strategies
  • Support and Communication – Strategies for good communication and asking for support in a postnatal context
  • Being a ‘Good Enough’ Mum – Identifying ‘mummy goals’ and using alternative coping strategies to meet them
  • Staying well – Strategies for staying well in the future

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for current healthcare professionals or those training to provide perinatal support or mental health care services. It is also beneficial for maternity, general practice, and supervised lay and peer support workers.

Who developed the course?

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university. It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.