Using research and the survey, we have put together a ‘Check Yourself Toolkit’. It’s for women to be able to check how they are feeling. The purpose is for them to see if what they are feeling is usual for them or something more serious.
It uses a selection of questions adapted from PND scales. It details our experiences, including triggers we now look for to check ourselves. If someone relates to any of these questions it could be the first step for them getting the help that they need.
The Toolkit does not override clinical judgement and we always emphasise the need to seek medical help. The benefit is the patient will identify they are at risk and know to seek help.