Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional (FutureLearn)

Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional (FutureLearn)
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This course is designed for current healthcare professionals or those training to provide perinatal support or mental health care services.
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Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional (FutureLearn)
Understand how postnatal depression affects parental mental health and explore ways to provide support as a healthcare worker. 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.

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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


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Explain what post-natal depression is, when you should treat it and when you should refer

- Demonstrate a clear understanding of how the postnatal transition and postnatal health may affect parental mental health

- Demonstrate the ability to adapt evidence based behavioural principles for perinatal- specific concerns

- Demonstrate an ability to promote effective communication strategies

- Demonstrate a clear understanding of how to deliver treatment with baby in the room



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59.00 EUR
This course is designed for current healthcare professionals or those training to provide perinatal support or mental health care services.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.