Perinatal Infant Mental Health
Regional Aim: Improve perinatal mental health by ensuring that 90% of women are assessed with an appropriate referral onto an evidence-based intervention in pregnancy by 2020 and 100% by 2025.
All maternity staff should have an initial one-day face-to-face training in PNIMH, followed by a yearly one hour face-to-face update.
Institute of Health Visiting accredited training is recommended for all staff working with pregnant women.
Access to train the trainer courses can be found in the link below.
Please contact your local trainer for next local training dates.
County Durham and Darlington FT
Darlington Community Workers
Caren Shepherd (HV) [email protected]
Durham Community Workers
South Tees FT and North Yorkshire Community Workers
Middlesbrough Health Visitors
North Tees and Hartlepool FT
Carole Snaith (MW) [email protected]
Stockton Community Workers
Adele Jaab [email protected]
Hartlepool Community Workers
Kay Piper (HV) [email protected]
Newcastle FT and Community Workers
South Tyneside and Sunderland FT and Community Workers
Useful information to inform professional practice.
Useful website to share with women of childbearing age/planning pregnancy/pregnant.
Poster targeting women of childbearing age.
Promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing (connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give) and use of the wellbeing plan in the antenatal period (also available in the child health book) can be downloaded here.