Mental Health Promotion in the Perinatal Period

This micro skills course aims to raise awareness regarding the factors that predispose women to mental ill health in the perinatal period, and the role of health promotion. Screening for mental illness and the importance of early intervention will be explored. An interactive problem-solving approach will assist the learner to critically review health promotion practice that aims to enhance mental health.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Explain the significance of early screening and intervention for mental ill health during pregnancy and the first postnatal year
  3. Recognise the signs of common and more complex perinatal mental health disorders and describe the effect of anxiety and depression on the developing fetus, the mother and the rest of the family
  4. Identify emotional distress by using a range of techniques including clinical judgement and evidence-based screening tools
  5. Distinguish sound judgements regarding appropriate health promotion actions that aim to enhance mental health

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.