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 course is between 5 and 6 hours worth of CPD, and there is also a “mini” version of one hour for those of you that don’t want the full course.  Click on the course headings below to find out more and/or to signup!

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

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.

What people have said:  “I thoroughly enjoyed it. It dispelled a lot of fears about the words mental health” “I really enjoyed the fact that in every module I wasn’t feeling like I was rubbish” “I received a lot of info from your teaching” “I’ve just downloaded the compassionate relaxation. I love it”.

What organisations have said: “it was tricky trying to find something to suit every-one. This course hit the mark for people with very different ranges of experiences, from practitioners with no qualifications to those that are highly qualified”

FAQs

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.

Buy NowCost: £130

This course is a one hour lecture which introduces you to key points and themes that are important in postnatal mental health. It is ideal for anyone who works with people in the perinatal period, and who wants to raise their awareness of mental health, but does not specialise (or want to specialise) in mental health.

Doing this course will help you to:

  • Reduce stigma associated with mental health
  • Understand the relation between stress, relaxation and mental health in the postnatal period
  • 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 postnatal care plans and how to help

 

What people have said: “it enhanced my understanding and was good to have a refresher on listening skills, and how to put mums at east. I like the clear signposting about how to escalate if we are worried”. “I really enjoyed it. The content was great, not too heavy.” “it got me thinking and grounded me” “the training was really practical, with concrete examples of words that would be useful to share”.


FAQs about the mini course

How does it work? Once you buy the course, you will be given access to the online lecture. You listen to the course at your own pace. You can pick up the lecture where you left off 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? The lecture takes about an hour to complete, but you can pause half way through and then go back to it again when you have time.

Do I get a certificate? At the end of the lecture, you have the option to do a reflections exercise. Upon completion of this, you will receive a get a certificate of completion worth 1 hour of CPD.

Buy NowCost:£30

This course will help you to: 

  • understand why and how debrief can make things worse
  • understand why birth can lead to trauma
  • understand the nature of trauma and how listening can help
  • increase your confidence and enjoyment of doing debriefs
  • hone your listening and compassionate skills, and understand why that matters

Five modules, packed with information, 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 knowledge and confidence  as a result of you taking this course.

Module one: On the nature of birth in a medicalised world
Module two: On the nature of Birth Trauma
Module three: On the psychology of trauma and why debrief can do more harm than good
Module four: on other areas of trauma, including secondary trauma
Module five: how to ensure that your debrief brings relief plus practical tips

Following this course, we want you to feel enthused, excited and confident about the very valuable role that you can play in supporting women, birthing people, partners, fathers and babies who have had traumatic births.

FAQs

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, 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 5 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.

Buy NowPre-order Cost:£65

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. 

Courses 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