NHS England state that Perinatal mental health problems are those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. Perinatal mental illness affects up to 20% of women, and covers a wide range of conditions. If left untreated, it can have significant and long lasting effects on the woman and her family. Perinatal mental health problems can also have long-standing effects on children’s emotional, social and cognitive development.
The Institute of Health Visiting recognise that Health Visitors are best placed to support mothers to ensure that they receive timel ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/302
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