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      Perinatal Mental Health Training, including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma

      Led by an experienced Specialist Clinical and Research Psychologist, this advanced level Perinatal Mental Health Training, including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma course is ideal for childcare and health professionals who have a keen interest in psychological difficulties following traumatic childbirth.

      This online perinatal mental health training course has been created in partnership with renowned Perinatal Clinical Psychologist Emma Svanberg, a leading expert in this field.  Throughout this course candidates will develop a deeper understanding of psychosocial interventions to assist individuals suffering from postnatal depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

      Babyem have created this course to provide both an analytical and reflective space for professionals to explore the common psychological difficulties following traumatic childbirth, including perinatal depression, perinatal anxiety, birth trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This Perinatal Mental Health Training (including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma) course will look at the impact of trauma on the brain, body and relationships, as well as assessment tools, medication used and how to manage risk as a practitioner. We will also delve into how to support ourselves, as well as families, with issues relating to perinatal mental health. 

      Throughout this advanced level course candidates will develop a deeper understanding of psychosocial interventions to assist individuals suffering from postnatal depression and post- traumatic stress disorder.

       

      Course feedback:

      “I am a qualified nurse and midwife but now working as a trained Maternity nurse.”

      F. Belvedere

      “The course was very useful! I think it will support my application to university very well and has cemented my desire to work with women and children.”

      S. Jackson

      What’s included in the Perinatal Mental Health Training

      Module 1

      Transition to parenthood

      • Expectations vs Reality
      • Pressures on Parents
      • Useful Theories in Transition to Parenthood

      Module 2

      Perinatal Mental Health

      • What do we mean by Perinatal Mental Health
      • Who is involved in Perinatal Mental Health
      • A word on stigma

      Module 3

      The Importance of Birth (Trauma)

      • What is Birth Trauma
      • Why do some people become traumatised
      • Psychological treatments for birth trauma

      Module 4

      Perinatal Depression

      • What is Perinatal Depression
      • Psychological Treatments for Depression

      Module 5

      Perinatal Anxiety

      • Symptoms of Anxiety
      • Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
      • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      • Treatment for OCD

      Module 6

      Other Mental Health Problems

      • Other mental health problems
      • Complex trauma

      Module 7

      Partners becoming parents

      • The couple relationship in the perinatal period
      • Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Model of Relationships Theory
      • The impact of couple conflict on children
      • What you can do to help

      Module 8

      The impact on the relationship with the baby

      • The impact on the relationship with the baby
      • How does mental health affect the relationship with the baby
      • Attachment Theory
      • What can we do to help

      Module 9

      Looking after ourselves

      • Looking after ourselves
      • Compassion fatigue
      • How we can look after ourselves

      Perinatal Mental Health Training, including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma

      Course Dates & Details

      Cost: £205pp incl VAT for Level 3; £240pp incl VAT for Level 4

      We want to support you in achieving your goals! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. There are small financing fees if you choose to go this route. Completing your payment plan is required.

      Payment Options Available:

      Unaccredited

      Full payment of £165

      Level 3

      Full Payment of £205   2 Payments of £105

      Level 4

      Full Payment of £240   2 Payments of £123

      Perinatal Mental Health Training (including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma) Course Content

      Module 1: Transition to parenthood

      Expectations vs Reality

      Pressures on Parents

      Useful Theories in Transition to Parenthood

       

      Module 2: Perinatal Mental Health

      What do we mean by Perinatal Mental Health

      Who is involved in Perinatal Mental Health

      A word on stigma

       

      Module 3: The Importance of Birth (Trauma)

      What is Birth Trauma

      Why do some people become traumatised

      Psychological treatments for birth trauma

       

      Module 4: Perinatal Depression

      What is Perinatal Depression

      Psychological Treatments for Depression

       

      Module 5: Perinatal Anxiety

      Symptoms of Anxiety

      Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

      Treatment for OCD

       

      Module 6: Other Mental Health Problems

      Other mental health problems

      Complex trauma

       

      Module 7: Partners becoming parents

      The couple relationship in the perinatal period

      Vulnerability-Stress-Adaptation Model of Relationships Theory

      The impact of couple conflict on children

      What you can do to help

       

      Module 8: The impact on the relationship with the baby

      The impact on the relationship with the baby

       

      Module 9: Looking after ourselves

      Looking after ourselves

      Compassion fatigue

      How we can look after ourselves

       

      Assessment

      This advanced level Perinatal Mental Health Training, including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma course is pitched at level 4 and candidates can choose which post course assessment they would like to complete after the course. As an advanced level course we recommend that candidates have newborn experience before attending.

      Post course assessment options:

      • Option 1: Level 3 OCN London Postnatal Depression Training Course (A-Level standard)
      • Option 2: Level 4 OCN London Postnatal Depression Training Course (Foundation degree standard).

      We recommend that candidates completing the level 4 assessment have already completed a course to at least a level 3 standard. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on: 0208 986 9008 or email: info@babyem.co.uk and we are happy to discuss the assessment in more detail.

      Perinatal Mental Health Training, including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma course assessment:

      Candidates can access a study pack via the course platform, along with assessment, and are given 7 weeks to complete the assignment. You can submit your assignment on the course platform.

      Candidates require internet access to download resources and view video clips, and will require the use of a computer to study the course (please note: tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying).

      Pre-requisite
      To complete the assessment candidates must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. These requirements include:

      • Internet access and a working email address that we can contact you on and a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in order to complete the assessment
      • Up-to-date internet browser such as: Internet Explorer/Safari/Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox etc…
      • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer as our resource files include video clips
      • Use of a computer to complete the course work. Smart phones and tablets are not suitable for completing the assessment as the display and functionality can be affected.
      Frequently Asked Questions

      How much time does it take to complete the Perinatal Mental Health Training?

      We estimate that it will take approximately 6-8 hours to complete the online learning material. If you have opted to complete the accreditation we estimate that this will take approximately 20-30 hours of learning.

      What is the difference between the different levels?

      If you have opted to complete the OCN level 3 assessment, you will be required to complete essay based assessment questions. You are given 7 weeks from the date you sign up to complete the questions. these are then uploaded and send to us via the online platform.

      On completion of completing this course, candidates will receive the level 3 accreditation through Open College Network London (OCN) in Perinatal Mental Health Training, including Postnatal Depression & Birth Trauma.

      What happens when I sign up?

      Once you successfully make a payment, you will receive a receipt. Within 10 minutes, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully enrolled onto the Perinatal Mental Health Training course. You will also be sent a welcome email. Should you not receive the confirmation email, please send an email to info@babyem.co.uk  Alternatively please call: 0208 986 9008.

      Will I be assessed during the course?

      Each module (topic) consists of a number of lessons, and most lessons have sub-lessons. After each of the lessons, you will be required to complete short multiple-choice questions. You are required to achieve 80% in each of the lessons to pass, however, you are able to retake those tests. Therefore, if you do not pass, you keep retaking until you do! This part of the course is not assessed and there to support you to digest the course information. If you have opted to complete the assessment paper at level 3 or level 4 awarded through Open College Network you will be required to complete a series of essay-based questions which relate to the course content.

      Can I talk to you throughout the program?

      Yes! You can contact us via email, or feel free to call! We are happy to answer your questions or chat through any difficulties you may be experiencing with the course materials. 

      Are there any prerequisites before attending this course?

      Before signing up for the Perinatal Mental Health Training, you are required to have:

      • A good level of conversational English. The course is taught in English and assignments must be completed in English.

      In order to complete the online modules candidates are required to have the following in place:

      • Internet access and a working email address
      • Up to date internet browser such as: Google Chrome/ Internet Explorer/Safari/FireFox.
      • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer
      • Use of a computer to study the course – tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying.

      Our Perinatal Mental Health Training course tutors

      Harriet Higgins

      Clinical Psychologist

      Harriet is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with parents and their babies in the perinatal period. For the past 14 years she has worked for the NHS providing a Psychology service in children centres. She takes a whole family approach to supporting parents mental health and is passionate about early intervention. 

      Over the years she has developed a specialist interest in working therapeutically with couples experiencing relationship difficulties during pregnancy or after birth. She also helps parents and their babies with issues such as tokophobia (fear of giving birth), pregnancy loss, birth trauma, difficulties adjusting to parenting, attachment issues and feelings of depression and anxiety in pregnancy and postnatally.

      Alongside working with parents she is an experienced supervisor and trainer to other Psychologists and mental health/early years practitioners. She is a member of the Association for Infant Mental Health and the Make Birth Better network.

       

      Dr Emma Svanberg

      Clinical Psychologist

      Chartered clinical psychologist Dr Emma Svanberg (DClinPsy) is known as The Mumologist and works with parents and parents to be supporting them through their parenting journey. Working as part of a collective, Emma and her colleagues together offer whole-family support in person and through her online community The Village. Emma is a published author and her work has been featured in The Guardian, Marie Claire, BBC News and Mother & Baby. She brings over 10 years of academic and clinical experience to help you understand why this period should not be treated as ‘business as usual’, but is a time of immense pressure and stress for parents. Emma lives in Brighton with her partner and children.

       

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      We are deeply committed to supporting you in your journey as a professional supporting parents and their infants. With a team of highly skilled specialists supporting you, we look forward to helping you achieve your business goals. As a training team, we have supported thousands of childcare professionals in the UK and internationally. Through our consultancy service, we have supported agencies internationally, to develop their training, developing policies and procedures and coaching them to success. However, we also want you to feel comfortable with your investment – so we offer a 10-day money back guarantee. If you join and within 10 days and decide the program isn’t right for you, then you can request a full refund and we wish you well for the future. We are confident that you will love the course and we are very excited at the opportunity to support you and be part of your journey!

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