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Learning how to manage perinatal mental illness

Many women have mental health problems during pregnancy or in the year after birth. A new course aims to equip professionals to manage mental illness in mothers.
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Many women have mental health problems during pregnancy or in the year after birth. A new course aims to equip professionals to manage mental illness in mothers

With more than one in ten women developing a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year afterwards, healthcare professionals need the skills to be able to support them effectively.

Now one of the UK’s largest universities, Sheffield Hallam, is launching a course for health and social care staff. The post-graduate certificate in perinatal and maternal mental health focuses on mental illnesses and their management, equipping students to manage potential risks and complications.

‘If untreated, perinatal mental illnesses can have a devastating impact on the women affected and their families,’ says Kirsty Schofield, course leader and

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