Joining doctors Lisa and Sara on today’s episode are GP and Perinatal Mental Health Champion Dr Carrie Ladd and Perinatal Psychiatrist Dr Sarah Jones. We discuss types of mental illness that can be experienced in the perinatal period and the challenges in primary care when helping patients and families. We cover tips for addressing these challenges, focusing on communication, resources and managing medications. We also talk about the impact of the pandemic and the Spotlight programme for disseminating perinatal mental health teaching and training trainers.
RCGP Perinatal Mental Health toolkit: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/perinatal-mental-health-toolkit.aspx
Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy ‘Bumps’ website: https://www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/
The Lancet Series on Perinatal Mental Health (2014): https://www.thelancet.com/series/perinatal-mental-health
NICE Guidance on antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg192
Proud 2 b Parents Organisation: https://www.proud2bparents.co.uk/
Dad Matters Organisation: https://dadmatters.org.uk/
The Dad Pad, advice for new fathers: https://thedadpad.co.uk/
First 1001 days movement: https://parentinfantfoundation.org.uk/1001-days/
Action on Postpartum Psychosis Charity: https://www.app-network.org/
Maternal Mental Health Alliance Charity: https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/
Tommy's Trust: https://www.tommys.org/
Maternal OCD Organisation: https://maternalocd.org/
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