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Training on Safety and Health Issues


Post natal Depression

Usual course length: 1 day

Published estimates indicate that anywhere between 12% to 15% of women experience PND. Longitudinal studies have found that depression in the post birth period can last for months or even years after giving birth.

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • Defining the key terms: depression and maternal depression;
  • Describing the main features of depression and maternal depression;
  • Distinguishing between baby blues; post-natal depression and other problems of mental ill-health that occur around the birth of a child;
  • Reviewing the impacts of maternal mental ill-health and post-natal depression on the mother, child, and family; and
  • Discussing practical approaches to supporting women who are experiencing maternal depression, including appropriate referral routes