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Perinatal Mental Health Short Course

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Course information

Why do this course?

Over a quarter of women will experience some mental health issues during pregnancy or after birth and will require support from a health care practitioner with the appropriate knowledge and skills.  This course is for you if you are a healthcare practitioner working within maternity services and have an interest in supporting women with mental health issues. You may be interested in studying this course as a taster to explore your options for further study at degree or masters level, or may want to study this course for professional development. 

Course description

This course will enable you to appraise the socio-political and cultural context of the care of women with antenatal and postnatal mental health problems. It will equip you with sound knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet current challenges in improving outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged families. 

Course structure

The course is delivered over 5 study days; one day a week for 5 weeks.

What will you take away?

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to support women with mental health issues in the perinatal period.


You should be working with women in the perinatal period in a professional capacity.

Course tutors

Professor Andy Kent, Leontia Pillay 

What to bring


Booking information

Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.

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The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

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Leontia Pillay
Tel: +44 (0)20 8725 2240
Email Leontia Pilay

Contact us

Leontia Pillay
Tel: +44 (0)20 8725 2240
Email Leontia Pilay

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