Perinatal Mental Health
For Nurses/Midwives/Health & Social Care Professionals
Recognising and responding to women with perinatal mental health conditions requires enhanced knowledge and skills. By closely assessing for change and interpreting early signs of psychological decline, healthcare professionals are more likely to identify deterioration and accelerate care in a timely and appropriate manner. The Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health will allow healthcare providers to develop their knowledge and skills in the recognition, assessment, care/referral and evaluation of women in this regard.
The Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health will allow healthcare providers to develop their knowledge and skills in the recognition, assessment, care/referral and evaluation of women in this regard.
This programme is suitable for Nurses/Midwives or Health + Social Care professionals. All applicants will normally hold a relevant level 8 qualification (or equivalent), be registered with their recognised professional body and working within a practice setting that engages with women who may experience perinatal mental health conditions.
Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.
Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health
Theoretical/Philosophical Foundations of PMH
Living with Personality Disorders, Anxiety and Depression
Living with Pre-existing/New onset Conditions
Trauma and Recovery (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder;
Trauma related to labour and birth;
Tokophobia; Loss and Bereavement)
The impact of perinatal mental health across the lifespan
Structured Holistic Assessment
Therapeutic interventions and recovery principles
One semester (14 weeks) with a combination of in-class and online
Starting Date 22nd January 2020
Post Course Info
Successful completion of this programme may allow graduates to pursue professional roles related to perinatal mental health.