Post Natal Mental Health: how to support families after birth


For birth professionals : how to support families after birth

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.