Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit (Healthy Human Development Table)
The Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit was developed by the Healthy Human Development Table (HHDT) to build capacity and advance practice among public health units (PHUs).
Guided by a situational assessment, the Toolkit's five modules can be tailored to help PHU management and planners who work in areas related to perinatal mental health (e.g. mental health, reproductive health, maternal health, family health):
- plan and deliver comprehensive, evidence-based and best practice approaches
- guide public health policy and practice planning and decision-making
The Toolkit also provides valuable information for front-line staff who deliver perinatal mental health services.
- Overview (Module 1) - provides information on the HHDT, the Toolkit's purpose and audience, the methodology to develop the Toolkit, and a glossary
- Perinatal Mental Health - Importance and the Public Health Role (Module 2)
Comprehensive Approach to Perinatal Mental Health
This section includes individual modules for each approach to perinatal mental health. Each module provides a review of relevant evidence, provides step-by-step instructions, as well as illustrative practice examples.
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