PPSM is sponsoring a Perintal Mental Health Training for community members, professionals and interested volunteers. This training will be a live online event via zoom. This training will help you to better understand perinatal mental health complications including antenatal/postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis. The training will cover risk factors, symptoms and interventions. It is ideal for any person who comes into contact with pregnant/postpartum families including mental health professionals, public health and clinic nurses, childbirth educators and birth professionals such as doulas, integrative providers such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, occupational/physical therapists, and wholistic/naturopathic doctors. If you have questions please contact Maggie Rocke at [email protected]
The Volunteer portion of the training will be from from 9:00am- 11:00am, followed by lunch on your own. The Community portion of the training will follow from 12:00- 4:00pm.
The entire training is required for those interested in becoming PPSM volunteers. PPSM volunteer opportunities include working on the Helpline as a Peer Support Volunteer or Mental Health Professional, and general Volunteers who support the Steering committee in promotional, fundraising and advocacy. Volunteers are asked to give a one year commitment. Those who wish to attend for the purposes of volunteering may apply to have their fee refunded after attending two volunteer events. Questions regarding volunteering can be directed to Anna Barlage at [email protected] or Lauren Robbins at [email protected]
A certificate of attendance will be provided for those who complete the training. The fee is $75.00 however scholarships are available. Apply via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYCXEaDUSoVQe2OlCxVx_3G9phlllXzsQbIZrQ42X9F69Owg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3iB3ZLSWOQcawsOH_UEailCzz_hWrzj6eyVsN9eE2loCaxhTAnJfZUCB0
Community and volunteer trainings are offered twice yearly.