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Can you imagine the depression, anxiety and pressure a women has to go through during and after pregnancy? The Perinatal Mental Health Project addresses mental illness among pregnant and postnatal women and girls.

This course will let you know all about mental health care during and after pregnancy. As mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, are very common in low-income and informal settings, you will learn to face challenges in accessing health services in such condition.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Open Michigan

Course Curriculum

Module: 1
L-1 Achieve quality health care by caring for health workers 00:03:00
L-2 Addressing the crisis of maternal mental illness among economically disadvantaged women 00:03:00
L-3 Adolescent pregnancy and mental health 00:02:00
L-4 Antidepressant use during pregnancy 00:03:00
L-5 Basic Counselling Skills A guide for health workers in maternal care 00:21:00
L-6 For teens a guide to pregnancy, giving birth, and life as a mom 00:04:00
Module: 2
L-7 HIV and maternal mental illness 00:02:00
L-8 How to develop a maternal mental health service A guide for facility-based health workers 00:55:00
L-9 Integrating maternal mental health into existing health and development programmes 00:03:00
L-10 Integrating mental health into maternal care in South Africa 00:04:00
L-11 Integrating mental health into South Africa’s Primary Healthcare Re-engineering Plan 00:03:00
L-12 Maternal mental health addressing key vulnerabilities. 00:06:00
Module: 3
L-13 Maternal mental illness and child outcomes 00:02:00
L-14 Mental illness and refugee women 00:03:00
L-15 New approach to screening pregnant women for mental health disorders 00:03:00
L-16PMHP’s Maternal Mental Health Handbook (3rd Edition 2013) 01:00:00
L-17 PMHP’s Maternal Mental Health Handbook (3rd Edition 2013) 00:02:00
L-18 Resource Directory for the Cape Town metro region 00:35:00
Module: 4
L-19 Screening for common perinatal mental disorders in low-resource, primary care, antenatal settings in South Africa 00:03:00
L-20 Screening Tools a chapter of PMHP’s Maternal Mental Health Handbook 00:06:00
L-21 Self-care for health workers 00:02:00
L-22 The cost of maternal mental illness 00:02:00
L-23 The PMHP Intervening in violence and abuse 00:02:00
L-24Working with government services lessons from the PMHP 00:03:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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