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PATH - Development online tool for healthcare professionals and employers in the UK (WP1.2 post)

We would like to invite you to take part in a research study exploring peoples’ understanding and attitudes towards perinatal mental illnesses (PMI) such as postnatal depression and anxiety. You don’t have to have experienced PMI to take part in this study. More information about the study can be found here

PMI can affect both men and women and sometimes these needs aren’t accurately understood or recognised. In response to this, we have developed an online hub which aims to share information and resources around PMI across 4 different countries: England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In this survey, we would like to get an understanding of peoples’ understanding, attitudes and experiences of PMI in England, after they have used these online resources. In light of the current pandemic, we have also included questions which aim to assess the potential differential impact of COVID-19 on the physical, mental and behavioural wellbeing of parents and partners.

Your participation is entirely voluntary. You can stop the survey at any time without giving a reason. Completing the entire survey will take approximately 15 minutes.

The survey is anonymous and it will not be possible to identify from your responses. The Participant Information Sheet tells you more about this.

Am I eligible to take part? 

To take part you need to be:

  • aged 18 or over
  • able to give informed consent 
  • have access to the internet 
  • have sufficient command of the English language
  • have accessed the UK PATH hub of online resources 

and are either:

  • A health or social care professional/practitioner/student who can provide care or support to pregnant women, women who have a child less than a year old, and their partners
  • An employer of female employees of childbearing age 


You cannot take part if you are:

  • A health or social care professional/practitioner/student who cannot provide care or support to pregnant women, women who have a child less than a year old, and their partners 
  • An employer that does not employ females of childbearing age 


What to do next?  

If you are interested in taking part, please read through the Participant Information Sheet and click below to access the online consent form.