NEW!! Online Training for Birth Professionals

We are excited to announce the birth of our new online courses for birth professionals.  These courses are designed to increase your confidence, inspire and educate, in line with maximising safe and kind care. Each study course counts towards 5 hours of CPD.

Postnatal Mental Health online course for birth professionals: Understand problems for new families, know what to look for, make a difference.

Doing this course will help you to:

  • Reduce your anxiety around working with new mums with mental health problems
  • Know what signs to look out for and how to communicate with people postnatally
  • Equip yourself with tools for ways of responding to people who are struggling
  • Feel confident and enthusiastic about talking to people about their mental health
  • Think about the mental health of the partners, and yourself too
These workshops don’t just give you evidence based cutting edge psychological information. They change how you feel about working with families who are struggling in the perinatal period. Motivational, inspirational and unique.   You will not find any other training days like these anywhere else. 


Five modules, packed with information, fun audio exercises, quizzes and questionnaires, and an opportunity to reflect on what you have learnt. There is a self-report measuring tool for you to fill out before the course, and again after the course, to be able to chart changes in your confidence that have happened as a result of you taking this course.

Module one: introduction to psychology and mental health
Module two: culture and postnatal mental health
Module three: categories of postnatal mental health problems
Module four: how to help – the power of you
Module five: prevention is better than cure – the postnatal care plan

Following this course, we want you to feel enthused, excited and confident about the very valuable role that you can play in supporting women’s mental health in the postnatal period.


How does it work? Once you buy the course, you will be given access to your first module. You work through the course at your own pace, in your own time, one module at a time. You can pick up the course where you left off (even if it is in the middle of a module), and go back to it when you get the time, making it ideal for people with busy lifestyles. 

How long does it take to complete? Each module takes about an hour and a quarter, but you can pause half way through and then go back to it again when you have time. In its entirety, the course takes about 6 hours to complete. 

Do I get a certificate? At the end of the 5 modules, you get a certificate of completion worth 5 hours of CPD. 

Is there a time limit on completing the course? There is no time limit for you, on when you should finish it – so you can take as long as you need.

Cost: £130 

Why you can trust these courses: Mia Scotland has 30 years experience in mental health, 15 years experience training birth professionals both in the NHS and outside of it. She is a qualified, registered Chartered Perinatal Clinical Psychologist, with oodles of experience in the birthing world. She is unique in being a fully qualified birth doula who is also a clinical psychologist. She knows psychology, she knows training, she knows the birthing world. 

Are these courses suitable for me? 

Aimed for anyone who works with families in the perinatal period, both within the nhs and private – midwives, health visitors, doulas, doctors, yoga instructors, breastfeeding counsellors, nursery nurses, chiropractors, physiotherapists, antenatal teachers. 

Is this course available for organisations? 

Yes. If you would like this course available to all your workers, get in touch for details of our group package. 


Coming soon! Birth Debrief – Why debrief can do harm, and how to actually help. 

Still in gestation  

  • The Psychological Needs of Women in Labour: supporting birth psychologically as well as physically
  • Antenatal Mental Health: pregnancy problems; how to spot them and how to help
  • Avoid burnout: how kind and compassionate care can make you love your job again