Level 3 Award in perinatal mental health

A stand alone course in perinatal mental health. This perinatal mental health training is suitable for anyone working with pregnant and new mothers and their families.
Mental illness is estimated to affect 1 in 4 new mums and other parents. It is a leading cause of death in the perinatal period (conception until 1 years old). Our organisation was set up following our founders own experience of perinatal mental illness in order to provide a more holistic approach to support. This perinatal mental health training is following 16 years experience to help others better support new and expectant parents.

There are discounted options and funded options for this training. Please get in touch for more information.
Suitable as a top up or cpd to other training. Accredited by CACHE.

Modules include;

  • What is mental health and what is trauma.
  • Different diagnoses and treatment options for perinatal mental illness
  • How to support women and their families
  • Self awareness and reflective practice.

How you will learn

The course will run, currently, as a mixture of Microsoft teams and self study. You will also get a manual and handbook, plus other goodies, in the post. You will have 3 months to complete the course and will gain access to the materials a week before the course begins, with set Teams sessions as shown below. With access to our Microsoft Teams platform to be able to join other students/ professionals and our staff to get the most from your learning.

We also have a monthly, on off, CPD webinar of Supporting trauma in the perinatal period. Click here to see more.


Written and delivered by our experienced Doula and psychotherapist, with over 16 years working with families and with lived experience of perinatal mental illness.

Next dates:

  • Autumn 2022 – Wednesday 12th and 19th October 1pm – 3pm
  • Winter 2022

Level 3 Award in perinatal peer support – Doula training

We can now bring you our Level 3 award in perinatal peer support. For anyone interested in Doula training in the UK or working with families.
There are options to get this training free of cost!

Doulas support families antenatally, in birth and postnatal in various ways. Our unique model of support has shown to improve birth outcomes, improve the health and wellbeing of mum, baby and the wider family and also improve chances of breastfeeding.
After this training you will be able to support parents in various ways with our support and mentoring.

This qualification has been accredited as a Customised Qualification and we have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level 3(using a national framework’s level descriptors). Therefore, allows you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study. On completion of the Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. Thecertificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by CACHE under the Customised Qualification product and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by CACHE. www.cache.org.uk

This is our Doula training in the UK.
The cost for this course is currently at a special offer to anyone in the UK, or beyond, who wishes to set up there own branch of Snowdrop Doula CIC. In addition, those setting up a branch will get help and monitoring in which to do this. Find out more here

Modules include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • life with a newborn
  • self awareness and continuous development
  • listening skills
  • mental health
  • and more

The course will run, currently, as a mixture of Microsoft teams and self study. You will get a manual and handbook, plus other goodies, in the post. You will have 6 months to complete the course and will gain access to the materials a week before the course begins with set Teams sessions as shown below, these are a mix of evening and morning sessions.

Written in house by our experienced Doula and Psychotherapist.

If you like to explore this option please click the “Take this course” button to apply. We will then contact to have a chat to see if we are right for you. We can then enrol you.

Next dates

  • Summer 2022 course – 6pm – 8pm Tuesdays 14th, 21st, 28th June and Tuesday 5th July
  • Autumn 2022 course – 6pm – 8pm Mondays 12th, 19th, 26th September and Monday 3rd October.
  • Winter 2022 course – 6pm-8pm Mondays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November.
  • Spring 2023 course