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Perinatal Mental Health Services: Improving access and support during and Beyond Covid-19

Thursday 6 May 2021


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This conference focuses on improving perinatal mental health services during and beyond covid-19. 

“Perinatal mental illness affects up to 20% of new and expectant mums and covers a wide range of conditions. If left untreated, mental health issues can have significant and long-lasting effects on the woman, the child, and the wider family.”

NHS England

“It was evident that changes to service provision as a direct consequence of the pandemic meant that women were not able to access appropriate mental health care.” MBRRACE-UK - Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care rapid report 2020

MBRRACE-UK - Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care rapid report 2020

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 Hanzak, 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 recent MBRRACE-UK rapid care report focusing on recommendations for improvement during Covid-19. You will benefit from extended sessions focusing prevention and positive mental  health, 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, 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

Chair and Speakers Include:

Elaine Hanzak

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

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 o 
  • 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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(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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