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Parent-Infant Units

Parent and infant mental health units: a guide to supporting families

This course is designed for healthcare providers who may refer parents to Parent and Infant Units (also known as Mother Baby Units). It equips you with the knowledge and skills to effectively support families who may benefit from a stay in a Parent and Infant Unit.

Course Benefits:

  • Learn about Parent and Infant Units and the benefits they offer families experiencing mental health challenges during the perinatal period.
  • Understand common concerns parents have about Parent and Infant Units and how to address them.
  • Gain the skills to identify when a referral is appropriate and refer parents effectively.
  • By completing this course, you will feel confident in supporting families and addressing their questions and concerns about Parent and Infant Unit stays.
Supporting dads

Supporting dad's mental health in the perinatal period

Every dad’s parenthood journey is unique, and many will need support for their mental health, wellbeing, parenting and relationships during the perinatal period.

In this free online short course for health care providers, you will learn how to support dad’s mental health in the perinatal period.

Topics include:

  • What we know about dads in the perinatal period
  • What to look for: Common signs of mental health distress in dads
  • How to be helpful
Perinatal Psychosis

Perinatal Psychosis: Awareness & support

Psychosis is a rare but serious mental health condition that affects the way we experience reality.

In this free short course for health care providers, you'll learn about perinatal psychosis: What we know, what to look for and how you can help.

Health Professionals

Courses for Health Professionals

Getting the right help from a health professional early on leads to a faster recovery. PANDA offers a range of resources for health professionals and clinics working to support the mental health and wellbeing of families.

Our interactive online learning modules and courses cover the core knowledge and skills needed to support clients and families experiencing perinatal mental distress, conditions and associated risks.

Explore our free online learning courses.

New and Expecting Parents

Courses for New and Expecting Parents

Explore our parenting and perinatal mental health courses for new and expecting parents.


Courses for Community Groups and Playgroups

Discover the benefits that playgroups can have on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all parents. Community and supported playgroup leaders can learn how to increase awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression and support parents and carers to access PANDA's National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline.

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Everyone’s experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting is unique and brings different rewards and challenges. Our mental health checklist can help you to see if what you’re experiencing or observing in a loved one could be a reason to seek help.