This conference focuses on improving perinatal mental health services during and beyond Covid-19. By attending this one day conference, you will hear talks from expert speakers at local and national level. The chair for the day will be Elaine Coote, a Survivor of Postnatal Depression and Author of Eyes without Sparkle and Another Twinkle in the Eye– ‘contemplating another pregnancy after perinatal mental illness’.
The conference will open focusing on the lived experience, and then learning from the rMBRRACE-UK rapid care report focusing on recommendations for improvement. You will benefit from extended sessions focusing prevention and positive mental health, developing a model of service delivery in which mental and physical health care are integrated into the work of maternity and health visiting services, identifying and supporting women in mental health crisis, improving the quality of mental healthcare for new mothers, supporting men whose wives or partners are experiencing PND, learning from mother and baby units and maternal mental health pilot sites, supporting mothers at higher risk due to birth trauma or previous mental health issues, and supporting women with existing mental health concerns with a case study on Eating Disorders.