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iHV PIMH Awareness Raising Training: Risk + Assessment

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Lighthouse Project

Lighthouse Project

Middleton

M24 4EL

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A half-day session giving an overview of suicide and safeguarding risks in relation to PIMH, as well as assessing perinatal mental illness.

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We are delighted to be able to offer a series of half-day sessions to raise awareness of perinatal and infant mental health in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

Each session is based on the Institute of Health Visiting's Perinatal Mental & Infant Mental Health Multi-Agency Awareness Training programme and will be facilitated by a member of HMR early attachment service and/or a PIMH champion from HMR health visiting.

By the end of this session practitioners will:

  1. Be able to recognise and manage (including timely referral) risks of suicide and safeguarding in relation to perinatal mental illness
  2. Know what a constitutes a good PIMH pathway including the range of interventions and support advocated nationally and understand what services are available at a local level and how to access them
  3. Be clear about your responsibilities in relation to perinatal and infant mental health, including the need for timely referral, appreciating how your role fits with others along the PMH care pathway
  4. Be aware of the Depression Identification Questions, Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-2), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) and other tools to support identification and assessment in practice
  5. Appreciate some of the challenges in identifying and supporting all families affected by PMI, including stigma, cultural safety and domestic violence and abuse

This series of training sits at level 1 (general knowledge and awareness) of the Greater Manchester perinatal infant mental health training matrix.

Please note this session is for professionals who work with families in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale and is aimed at any professional who comes into contact with families during pregnancy or within the first 5 years of the child's life.

Confirmation of your place on training will be sent via email after your answers to the screening questions have been reviewed.

We look forward to you joining us.

Sarita Dewan, clinical psychologist/clinical lead for parent infant mental health, HMR early attachment service

Julie Powell, infant parent relationship practitioner, HMR early attachment service

Katie Brown, assistant clinical psychologist, HMR early attachment service

Gill Higgins, IAPT clinical specialist in parent infant mental health, Thinking Ahead

Cheryl Jowett, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), HMR Children’s Services

Alex Laidler, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), HMR Children’s Services


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Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale early attachment service is a parent infant mental health service led by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We work in partnership with Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation (part of the Northern Care Alliance group), Thinking Ahead (part of the Big Life Group) and Home Start.

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