Mental health with parents and infants – I am a professional working with parents-to-be

National Childbirth Trust (NCT). Face-to-face training courses for healthcare professionals and children’s centre staff to support parents during pregnancy and after birth. NCT also delivers antenatal/postnatal classes directly to parents.

Preparation for birth and beyond – Department of Health guidance. Free online guide to running parenthood groups and antenatal classes. Useful for the voluntary and community sector, local authorities, midwives, peer supporters.

Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative. Online information and face-to-face training courses for maternity professionals around skin-to-skin contact. Note that this is not exclusively mental health related but rather promotes mother-child bonding, an important protective factor for infant mental health.

Beating Bipolar Perinatal Training. Free 1-hour e-learning modules on perinatal mental health for women with severe mental illness, aimed at midwives but could also be useful to other professionals working with women during pregnancy.