Postnatal Depression and Maternal Mental Health: A handbook for frontline caregivers working with women with perinatal mental health difficulties is an accessible handbook that is intended to support midwives, health visitors, community workers and frontline healthcare providers in their detection and assessment of postnatal depression and maternal mental health.
Midwives, health visitors, community workers and frontline healthcare providers for pregnant women, and mothers and babies in the first postnatal year, require better information on the kinds of help that women need, and resources they can use to support discussions about difficult and complex feelings.
It will provide readers with a good understanding of postnatal depression and the range of perinatal mental health difficulties they may come across in universal services for mental illness in pregnant and postnatal women. The handbook will support them in their detection and assessment of these difficulties in the women on their caseload.
Postnatal Depression and Maternal Mental Health will enable you to:
- Identify and assess postnatal depression in mothers
- Facilitate sensitive conversations about mental health with more confidence
- Provide early support to both mother and baby to reduce the need for future professional intervention
- Progress your CPD accreditation.