Womens Mental Health

Wednesday, 13 December 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Claire Russell

Women's Mental Health

Event Date: Wed 13th Dec, 12 noon

Presenter: Claire Russell

This powerful session looks at mental health through a female lens - focussing on prevention, early intervention and health promotion. Social and economic factors can put women at greater risk of poor mental health than men. Around one in five women have a common mental health disorder, such as depression and anxiety. While there can be many reasons why these develop, some specific risk factors affect many women, including life events including pregnancy and menopause. When women find it hard to talk about difficult feelings, they tend to internalise them. This can lead to certain common mental health disorders. In this session, we will explore some of the specific risk factors and protective factors that can influence women’s mental health. Attendees will leave with some practical tools that will help support them to improve their mental health and wellbeing. This session is aimed at women - and at anyone who has women and girls that they care about, and live or work with.

By attending this presentation delegates should be able to:

  • Identify the early signs of mental ill health in women and girls (and themselves)
  • Understand the specific risk and protective factors that influence women’s mental health
  • Support women and girls to access appropriate help and support
  • Understand the barriers to women and girls accessing the support they need
  • Be a part of the conversation on women's mental health.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.