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Improving Perinatal Mental Health Crisis Services: Reducing Maternal Suicide

Friday 8 Nov 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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Chaired by Elaine Hanzak, Author, Advocate and Speaker on perinatal mental health (with lived experience), this National CPD Certified conference will provide you with practical guidance for improving perinatal mental health crisis services for women, and reducing maternal suicide. 

“Suicide is a leading cause of death for women during pregnancy and the first postnatal year”

Maternal Mental Health Alliance 2019

“Maternal suicide is the third largest cause of direct maternal deaths occurring during or within 42 days of the end of pregnancy. However, it remains the leading cause of direct deaths occurring during pregnancy or up to a year after the end of pregnancy, with 1 in 7 women who die in the period between 6 weeks and one year after pregnancy dying by suicide"

MBRRACE UK Saving Lives, Improving Mothers Care

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve perinatal mental health crisis services and support
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering crisis support
  • Reflect on the lived experience, national developments and learning
  • Improve accessibility and responses to perinatal mental health crisis
  • Develop your skills in crisis prevention and intervention
  • Understand how you can improve emergency assessment during mental health crisis
  • Identify key strategies for improving care and support for vulnerable women
  • Ensure effective support for people with pre-existing current or past mental health conditions 
  • Ensure fathers are supported
  • Understand high risk factors, warning signs and red flags including previous mental illness, learning from suicides after a pregnancy or postnatal loss, after birth trauma or after removal of their infant into care
  • Implement best evidence in maternal suicide prevention
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair and Speakers Include:

Elaine Hanzak

Author, advocate and speaker on Perinatal Mental Health with Lived Experience

Dr Trudi Seneviratne

Chair, Perinatal Faculty Royal College of Psychiatrists; Consultant Adult/Perinatal Psychiatrist South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Gillian Strachan

Consultant Psychiatrist, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust & Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Lead, North West Coast Strategic Clinical Network

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

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Voluntary sector & charities



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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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