Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health focuses on how women and families suffering from perinatal mental illness can be supported by a wide range of practitioners. Based on the skills of attentive listening, it is designed for use by health professionals and support workers concerned with maternal mental health and the mental health of the family.
This accessible guide:
With chapters focused on listening to mothers, fathers and infants and paying attention to cultural diversity, Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health builds on the knowledge that many professionals working with new mothers already have about perinatal mental health. It focuses on developing the skills needed to put this knowledge into practice and includes case examples and follow-up activities throughout.
1. The Importance of Good Perinatal Mental Health 2. The Impact of Perinatal Mental Illness 3. Assessment and Training 4. Listening Skills and Knowledge 5. Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health Mark Williams 6. Listening to Infants 7. Cultural Experiences 8. Resources and Looking After Yourself