Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

This updated guideline from NICE makes recommendations for the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and up to 1 year after childbirth, and in women who are planning a pregnancy.

 

 

Free academic short courses

Whilst browsing Twitter on a damp Tuesday afternoon, I came across this listing for FREE courses on Mental Health and Wellbeing. This one entitled Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture is offered by the University of Liverpool, beginning on 8 September and lasting for 6 weeks. For further details please go to: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/mental-health-and-well-being

There are many other short courses available, also free, including ‘Inside Cancer’, ‘Cardiovascular disease’, ‘How to read your Boss’ and many more.

12-16th May is Mental Health Awareness Week

For one week each May, The Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.  The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety, one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world.

mentalweekThe Staff Library is also supporting Mental Health Awareness Week by providing 15 minute therapies to support staff wellbeing. These will include head/foot massage, reflexology and others. These free taster sessions with qualified therapists will take place in the library on Monday 12 May, from 10am-2pm.  Everyone welcome to come along to the library and be de-stressed!  Refreshments also available along with quick guides to help you cope with anxiety, depression and related issues.

Please contact the Staff Library for further details on 01625 661362.

To support staffs mental health the Wellbeing Service has developed a ‘Wellbeing Links Library’ on Wellbeing Direct to signpost a number of useful mobile apps, video’s and websites designed to help increase physical and mental wellbeing.

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week visit The Mental Health Foundation Website at:

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

NICE guidance – updates

Keeping you up-to-datenice 1

Guidance by topic: the following guidance topics matching your health area preferences have been published or updated

 

AQuA News – June edition

In this month’s edition you will find:

• Workshop to launch AQuA’s SMS/SDM Commissioning Framework

• AQuA members shortlisted for care awards

• Lessons learnt from AQuA’s In-hospital Mortality work

• AQuA Reducing Avoidable Hospital Mortality

• Deep Dive Into: Latest programme dates

• AQuA’s Lean Network

• Robert Francis master class

• Introduction to Lean, Cohort 4 – hold the dates!

• Patient Safety Ambassadors

• Advanced Team Training Programme

• A New Role for Finance in Quality Improvement

• Community SAFE – programme update

• Patient Safety Champions

• Living Well with Dementia

• Integrating health and social care teams

• Whole person care: From rhetoric to reality

• Spreading the word about Shared Decision Making (SDM)

• ‘Train the Trainer’ event to support SDM spread in the NW

• Don’t just Screen – Intervene project

• Mental Health and Long Term Conditions (LTC) newsletters now available

• Quality profiles for NHS Mental Health Trust

Kings Fund: Statistics for March/April