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):

  • 7th February 2023
  • 25th April 2023
  • 13th June 2023
  • 4th July 2023
  • 12th September 2023
  • 7th November 2023

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:

  • 06.02.22
  • 12.06.23
  • 16.10.23
  • 04.12.23