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This conference focuses on improving perinatal mental health services during and beyond Covid-19.
The perinatal period is a time of significant risk to women’s mental health, with up to two in ten women suffering some form of mental health problem, ranging from mild to moderate forms of anxiety or depression to a minority who will suffer from more severe mental health problems.Maternal Mental Health during a Pandemic, Centre for Mental Health March 2021
The pandemic has posed mental health challenges for women during pregnancy and early motherhood…All evidence sources pointed to a decrease in mental wellbeing amongst women during the perinatal period.
The pandemic has created a mental health crisis for many women in pregnancy and after the birth of their child. Women have experienced a combination of lockdown, economic uncertainty, job insecurity, and the impact of the virus itself, coupled with a reduced ability to gain access to perinatal health services and mental health services. This is likely to have long-term consequences for women and their families as well as for health services.
Chaired by Elaine Hanzak, Author, Advocate and Speaker on Perinatal Mental Health with Lived Experience, this virtual CPD conference will focus on improving perinatal mental health services and access and support during and beyond Covid-19. The conference will consider learning from the MBRRACE-UK rapid care report focusing on recommendations for improvement during Covid-19, and an extended interactive session will focus on crisis prevention and the role of the home treat team. National and local experts will share best practice tips and advice for; supporting men whose wives or partners are experiencing PND, learning from mother and baby units, supporting mothers at higher risk due to birth trauma or previous mental health issues, and developing the role of perinatal mental health champions.
This conference will enable you to:
- Network with colleagues who are working to improve perinatal mental health services
- Reflect on the lived experience
- Understand the learning and improvements that can be made during Covid-19
- Learn national MBRRACE-UK enquiries and reports on maternal deaths
- Reflect on national developments and learning
- Improve the way you deliver positive mental health and wellbeing support
- Develop your skills in identifying and supporting women experiencing mental health crisis
- Understand the role of mother and baby units, and how the role is changing due to Covid-19
- Identify key strategies for supporting men whose wives or partners are suffering from postnatal depression
- Develop effective care plans and support for women with previous mental health concerns
- Improve support for women who have had traumatic births
- Understand and develop your role as a perinatal mental health champion
- Self assess and reflect on your own practice
- Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
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