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Screening Tool

For her PhD, the PMHP research associate, Thandi van Heyningen, has worked with us to validate a brief screening tool for depression and anxiety that can be used in the busy real-world setting. It will be field-tested in a wide range of settings, including those beyond our borders.

Thanks to the staff and mothers and Hanover Park for supporting this vital research.

Find the policy brief, which describes the tool, on our website.

Women's Month 

In celebration of Women's Month and Women's Day, the PMHP will take part in the Women’s Humanity Arts Festival at Artscape Theatre Centre on Saturday 9 August 2014. 

At 10:30 am Director, Simone Honikman, will be in conversation with previous PMHP client, Samantha Hanslo. She is now a psychologist and on our advisory board. This talk will occur prior to the launch of a new book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev Mpho Tutu.

More programme details on our Blog.

HIV Nursing Matters

The 'Southern African HIV 
Clinicians Society' approached
the PMHP to write an article about maternal mental health and HIV in their monthly, peer-reviewed journal, HIV Nursing Matters, which is distributed to 4000 primary care clinics and is available open access on line. 

The PMHP volunteer, Melanie Evans, collaborated with us in this project.

Read the article here.

Circles of Support

 16 August 2014 
at the
Baxter Theatre
in Cape Town

Best seats are selling fast -
Grab a seat today!

Buy tickets before
10 August and you will be entered into an amazing lucky draw!

Not in Cape Town?
Make a difference today here.

Motivational Interviewing for Substance Misuse

Due to the increasing number of mothers with substance use problems being seen at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, we introduced the concepts of the evidence-based motivational interviewing technique to the medical and nursing staff. The PMHP Clinical Services Coordinator had the opportunity to train two groups of staff and hear about the particular problems they face. 

Follow this link to learn more about PMHP training. 
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