Perinatal training

First steps

This is a one day training open to all professionals working with women and children, to improve awareness of mental ill health in parents and the impact on families and to improve understanding of the referral pathways.

To book your place, please email your interest to

Tea and coffee facilities will be available. Please bring your own lunch.

Upcoming dates (all start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm):

  • 6 February 2024
  • 9 April 2024
  • 28 May 2024
  • 30 July 2024
  • 24 September 2024
  • 19 November 2024

Perinatal simulation training

This one day training event consists of simulated scenarios which focus on the assessment and management of three different perinatal mental health presentations. After each simulation, the participants will be debriefed so they are able to learn positively and constructively from the experience.

Participants will be able to experience the various challenges faced when seeing women in different environments, as well as working with various professionals to further their understanding of such challenges, giving them the confidence to be able to deal with them in the future.

All training will take place from 9am-4:30pm at The Simulation Suite, Postgraduate Centre, Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham ME7 5NY.

To book your place, please complete the online form below or email your interest to Kayleigh Woodward at

Refreshments will be provided.

Upcoming dates:

If you’d like to register your interest, please contact

The training dates for 2023 are:

  • 4 December 2023

Free training sessions

The Perinatal Mental Health Community Service (PMHCS) would like to invite you to a FREE training session run with other health and social care professionals at the Medway Maritime Hospital.

Participants will work through three simulated scenarios focusing on the assessment and management of different perinatal mental health presentations, followed by a full debrief.

Limited places are available on:

  • Monday 26 February 2024
  • Monday 10 June 2024
  • Monday 23 September 2024
  • Wednesday 16 December 2024