#ImFineSW perinatal mental health training, South West, Jun 2017

Perinatal mental health problems are constantly in the top 3 causes of maternal death. Mental illness in a mother has implications for her, her baby and her wider family and yet commonly when a woman in difficulty sees a health professional she minimises or denies problems – often due to shame, fear, guilt and hopelessness. Time and again women say “I’m Fine” when the reality is very different.

“I’m Fine” training gives front line staff a methodical system to gather information, assess risk and to make an informed decision with a woman about next steps.

Mark, Vanessa and André each attended one of the three events that took place in Saltash, Exeter and Bristol in June 2017. We live tweeted, podcasted and streamed the talks, workshops and theatrical performances to bring the training to as wide a group of people as possible.

Impact and reach

As a team, our combined involvement in the Twitter activity made up 82% of the total, which reached professionals, carers and patients

  • 14.8 million Twitter impressions
  • 1,884 tweets
  • 445 participants

Live podcast

Live video streaming

Blogs

Perinatal mental health blogs

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