Post Natal Depression
Postnatal depression (PND) normally occurs within a year of the birth of a baby, affecting 12-15% of all women.Â Undiagnosed postnatal depression may lead to breakdown of marriages, relationship problems and impaired cognitive development in children.Â Early recognition and appropriate support significantly improves maternal mood, reducing long term detrimental effects on infants.
The course will provide candidates with the tools to recognise postnatal depression and give them the skills and confidence to assist those and their families who suffer from it. The one-day seminar will cover drug and non-drug treatments for the condition. It also offers the option to learn about the assessment of non-English speakers.
Who is the course aimed at?
Midwives, Health Visitors, Nurses, Doctors, Counsellors and other health and social care professionals who do not already have specialist training in depression.
How long is the course?
1 day, for up to 25 candidates
What will you learn?
- Up to date information on the epidemiology and aetiology of depression and in particular PND.
- Increased awareness & recognition of PND
- Development ofÂ a structured approach to assessment
- Increased knowledge ofÂ a range of evidence based tools for use in assessment including the Edinburgh Tool and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) Scale
- Increased knowledge of assessment of non-English speakers (optional)
- Acquired skills in assessing suicide risk
- Acquired knowledge of the impact of PND on the partner and family
- Awareness of the range of options for drug and non-drug treatments and ways of supporting patients/clients and their carers within a team-based approach.
âThis course has given me a greater understanding of PND and more confidence to be able to deal with itâ – Nursery Nurse, Liverpool