Additional Perinatal Mental Health Simulation Training now available

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Perinatal Mental Health Simulation Training in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

The Perinatal Mental Health Simulation Training is a one day immersive simulation training on the identification and management of common perinatal mental health problems using actors and ‘real-life’ settings.

This multi-professional simulation training is co-facilitated by course faculty from specialist perinatal mental health teams and service user consultants. The course days are carefully designed to be suitable for a range of participants working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex, including Midwives, Health Visitors, Mental Health Nurse/Practitioners, Junior Doctors (GPVTS, FY, Psychiatric & Obstetric Trainees), General Practitioners; Obstetricians, Psychiatrists, Maternity Support Workers and Approved Mental Health Workers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding how to assess and manage perinatal illness in a variety of settings
  • Understanding how to assess risk to both mother and baby in a variety of perinatal settings
  • Increasing confidence in the management of risk to both mother and baby in relation to poor
  • maternal mental health
  • Improving team-working between primary care, mental health, and maternity/health visiting services.
  • Understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on perinatal mental health and service delivery

Feedback from previous delegates has included:

“Well done for doing your research on the type of parents we encounter in our roles. There was a lot that was very familiar”

“Simulation training was a fantastic learning experience as it allowed us to see a range of mental health conditions in a range of settings.”

“Best perinatal mental health training I have attended.”

The course is run in line with COVID safe protocols. To apply and find out more, visit or contact