How can ways of working with others be developed to improve perinatal mental health care?
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
PublisherMark Allen Group
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There is a national drive to improve perinatal mental healthcare, as a significant proportion of maternal deaths are attributed to mental health problems. This report will evaluate how ways of working with others could be developed to improve perinatal mental healthcare, by linking theoretical frameworks and models to practice. There are many ways in which working together can improve perinatal mental healthcare, including partnering with other organisations such as charities to use available resources; developing interprofessional training sessions and communities of practice to enhance learning; encouraging collective leadership to support and motivate staff to advance healthcare practice; and encouraging effective teamwork to reiterate goals and build strong relationships. Systemic changes must be made to improve perinatal mental health care to address people's physical, social and psychological needs.