Presentation Information

Panel Discussion 2022

Putting Mental Health Care Into Practice

Abstract:

There is a growing awareness of the importance of perinatal mental health, and with the COVID-19 global pandemic, the need for screening is more important than ever. There is a knowledge and practice gap however when it comes to the practicalities of caring for mental health. This panel brings together midwives from different parts of the world and different practice settings to discuss what mental health care looks like in clinical practice and the importance of building mental health assessment and management into the standard structure of care provided to all birthing families.