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14 November 2003





A new book outlining the challenges that health professionals face when dealing with postnatal depression (PND) in a multi cultural society has been published by the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association.

Postnatal depression and maternal mental health in a multi cultural society, challenges and solutions is a compact, easy-to-read version of the speakers’ talks given at the recent conference of the CPHVA’s postnatal depression network and includes two papers on working with asylum seekers.

Additional material included in the book includes examples of CPHVA resources supporting this area of practice and fact sheets generated by members of Urdu, Somali, Chinese and Bengali speaking communities.

The CPHVA’s Professional Officer for Research and Practice Development, Cheryll Adams said:

This publication is set to become the core text for those working in this area. It offers perspectives from the policy maker, the anthropologist, clinicians and most importantly service users, six of whom contributed to a round table discussion during the conference programme.’


The CPHVA has also revised, updated and reprinted its popular Clinical Effectiveness, a practical guide for the community nurse. The first addition received many positive reviews including:

This book is a landmark in community nursing and sets the agenda for the 21st century’, said Dr JA Muir Gray, Director National electronic Library for Health and Programme Director, National Screening Committee.

Both publications are available from the CPHVA’s postal bookshop hotline

01732 886422 or on-line sales amicus-cphva.org The PND booklet is Ł6 for CPHVA members/Ł8 non-members. The clinical effectiveness publication is Ł8.50 members/ Ł10.50 non-members.



Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

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CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

The CPHVA - the UK’s third largest nursing union - represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses, district nurses and nursery nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is a professional section of the Amicus trade union