This is an online course and suite of tools designed to build the knowledge and skills of public health nurses to effectively support women and families experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.
This course is also relevant for other health and social service providers who work with perinatal women and families, such as midwives, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, paraprofessionals, and lay supports.
Through this course, you will:
build your understanding of the four pillars used to address perinatal depression and anxiety (education and prevention, screening and assessment, treatment and self-management, and coping and support) and learn how to apply them to your practice;
increase your knowledge of the latest research and evidence-informed practices with tips and resources; and
understand the PHN role in working across the service delivery continuum that includes primary care providers, reproductive mental health psychiatrists, mental health providers, and other community supports for perinatal women and families.