When you’re doing education sessions, it’s handy to have the links/resources in one place. It makes info much easier to share.
This is a quick and dirty updated and cutdown version of a 2014 blog post called Perinatal Mental Health Workshop Links and Resources. Anyway, with no further ado:
Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period: Australian Clinical Practice Guideline
It handy to know how to find the October 2017 guideline and companion documents
Using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
Tips for midwives, child health nurses, Indigenous health workers and other clinicians
Perinatal Jargon Busting
If you haven’t already, get your head around the lingo, and maybe become Facebook friends with Perry Natal 🙂
Nurturing the Nurturers
Info about guided reflective practice/clinical supervision as a self-care mechanism for health professionals
Nurses, Midwives, Medical Practitioners, Suicide and Stigma
This companion piece to “Nurturing the Nurturers” presents alarming data about the high suicide rate amongst nurses and midwives compared to other professions
Still Face Experiment
Edward Tronick’s demonstration of how infants respond to changes in interaction from primary caregivers is often cited in infant mental health education
Here’s Looking at You – Connecting with Bubs Our Way
This is a terrific video to use/share with parents-to-be or new parents.
The only people on screen and doing the talking are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, which makes a welcome change. 🙂
Circle of Security
The current “go to” model of attachment theory and affective neuroscience.
Head to Health
Find the right Australian digital mental health resources for the family you’re working with (includes info sheets, websites, apps + helplines)
That’ll do for the quick and dirty 2018 version. You’re welcome to browse the more detailed 2014 version here, but be warned: there’s quite a few dud/dead links there now. 😦
You’re also very welcome to share this page, the resources above and/or leave a comment below.
Thanks for dropping-in.
Paul McNamara, 12 July 2018
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— Paul McNamara (@meta4RN) July 12, 2018