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. 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 18 years experience to help others better support new and expectant parents.

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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 NCFE


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 live (and recorded) Microsoft teams, pre recorded materials 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 counsellor/psychotherapist, with over 18 years working with families and with lived experience of perinatal mental illness.

Next dates:

Spring 2024 – starting 15th May 2024. Running on Zoom fortnightly 6pm-8pm until July

Autumn 2024 – Starting September 2024

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 or at discounts and payment plan options.

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 has the benchmark 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 by NCFE, learners will receive a certificate of achievement.

This is our accredited Doula training course 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 their own branch of Snowdrop Doula CIC. In addition, those setting up a branch will get help and monitoring in which to do this. Joining the Birthworkers Network UK will help you with business and training. Find out more here.

Modules include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • life with a newborn
  • infant feeding
  • self awareness and continuous development
  • listening and counselling skills
  • Perinatal 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 Zoom sessions as shown below, these are a mix of evening and morning sessions.

Written in house by our experienced Doula and Psychotherapist based on our award winning doula service.

If you like to explore this Doula training please click the “Take this course” button to buy in full. If you would like to chat about options please email us here. We will then contact to have a chat to see if we are right for you. We can then enrol you.

Next dates

  • Summer 2024 – Starts 5th June 6pm- 8pm via Zoom. Runs fortnightly on Zoom until September.
  • Autumn 2024 – Starts October 2024