3rd May COURSE FULL
6th June COURSE FULL
12th July All midwife spaces full. Limited availability for other specialisms.
23rd Sept All midwife spaces full. Limited availability for other specialisms.
10th Oct All midwife spaces full. Limited availability for other specialisms.
Waiting list in operation. Additional dates and 4 regional course dates to be announced.
Dr Jennifer Cooke
Consultant Psychiatrist, Brighton and Hove Perinatal Mental Health Service
Clinical Lead for Perinatal Mental Health, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
The “Perinatal Mental Health Simulation Training” project aims to equip front-line multi-professional staff in primary and secondary care settings with the skills to assess and manage patients presenting with perinatal mental health problems.
One day training workshops co-facilitated by a consultant perinatal psychiatrist from the Sussex and East Surrey Specialist Perinatal mental Health Service and a perinatal mental health service user trained in simulation facilitation and debriefing
Immersive simulation training on the identification and management of common perinatal mental health problems using actors and ‘real-life’ settings
Limited places for each specialism to allow a ‘hands-on’ team working experience
Improved confidence and knowledge related to assessment of mental health problems occurring across the perinatal period in a variety of settings
Increased understanding and building confidence assessing and managing risk in patients with perinatal mental health problems
Understanding principles of management of common perinatal mental health problems
Understanding the roles of others and improving team-working and communication between all the professional groups involved in women’s care during the perinatal period
Understanding perinatal mental health care pathways and the role of the specialist perinatal mental health team
Mental health nurses
Junior doctors (GPVTS, Foundation, Psychiatric and Obstetric Trainees)
If you need to cancel or reschedule your course, please note that a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice is required.
The course will be held at the KSS Children’s Simulation Centre, Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE
Regional venues will be announced shortly
To register for this course please use the form below:
Feedback from candidates on previous mental health courses run at the KSS Children’s Simulation Centre:
“It was probably one of the most useful training days that I can remember. The mixture of interdisciplinary learning, well run simulation (with believable actors) and expert knowledge to draw on in the discussion sessions made it really effective.”
“The course was extremely pertinent – we need more like this. The facilitators provided a relaxed, safe environment. It was good to meet other staff – encourages liaison. There was a lot packed into a short course – I feel empowered. I think it should be part of our early education programme in midwifery.”