Training on cultural competency for perinatal mental health peer supporters

MARVIN-DOWLE, Katie, OSHAGHI, Ghazaleh, FAIR, Frankie, RATCLIFFE, Josanne and SOLTANI, Hora (2022). Training on cultural competency for perinatal mental health peer supporters. British Journal of Midwifery, 30 (12), 668-676.

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    Background Women from migrant or minority ethnic backgrounds are particularly vulnerable to perinatal mental ill health. Peer support can be beneficial for those with perinatal mental ill health. This study's aim was to evaluate a training package combining perinatal mental health and the impact of migration to enable better support for women from ethnic minorities with perinatal mental ill health. Methods Peer supporters who undertook training completed a survey immediately afterwards and interviews were conducted 3 months later. A total of 10 peer supporters were trained. Results The participants all rated the training as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ and reported increased awareness of perinatal mental ill health, cultural issues and women's vulnerability. More complex scenarios were requested, given the multi-factorial nature of many women's needs. Conclusions The combined training provided participants from different backgrounds with opportunities to learn from one another. Further evaluation among participants new to peer supporting is required.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing; 1110 Nursing
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    Page Range: 668-676
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 16:36
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2022 13:15

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