1. Overview of perinatal mental health and the need to screen
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This activity is part 1 of a series of 6, which is also available as part of an ALM. This activity addresses perinatal depression and anxiety and emphasises the importance of early detection and management of these conditions. The goal of the activity is to raise awareness of perinatal mental health conditions and to emphasise the need to implement universal screening in pregnant and postnatal women, with the goal of identifying perinatal mental health disorders early.
This separate one hour activity is not accredited for MHST.
To complete the six hour MHST course, click here.
- Discuss the range of mental health difficulties that can occur during pregnancy and after childbirth.
- Recall the information that is relevant for comprehensive clinical care.
- State the symptoms of antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety.
- List the reasons why mental health screening is important and the best methods of raising the issue with women.
- Improve the safety of women by acknowledging the value of screening as part of routine consultations.
This education is also available as part of an Active Learning Module (ALM) consisting of six activities. We recommend that you complete all six activities in order to obtain maximum benefit from this education. The ALM can be found here.
The term Maternal Child Health Nurse (MCHN) has been used throughout this activity, however other terms may be used in different states and territories.
This education was prepared by ThinkGP.
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