A competency framework for Perinatal Mental Health

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust worked in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) to develop a competency framework for perinatal mental health care skills to support all professionals working with mothers and families, from preconception until 1 year postnatal.

The framework aims to build perinatal mental health capability in the workforce, by identifying the skills required and helping care teams to assess their training needs.

The tool allows professionals to access the competencies in the framework relevant to their role and inform them of which competencies they require in order to fulfil the responsibilities of their role.

The framework can be accessed via e-Learning for Healthcare - https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/perinatal-mental-health/ 

The framework can be accessed via e-Learning for Healthcare - https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/perinatal-mental-health/

 

The Tavistock and Portman Perinatal CPD Courses cover all of the Competency Framework Domains as detailed below. 

Competency Framework Domains

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Course 1: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Team Managers Leaders

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