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This conference focuses on improving perinatal mental health services during and beyond Covid-19.
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.
Maternal Mental Health during a Pandemic, Centre for Mental Health March 2021
The conference will also discuss the development of specialist perinatal hubs
Every woman has a unique experience with pregnancy and motherhood and some will need extra support to cope with mental health issues that can range from anxiety to severe depression… I would encourage any mum who needs this support to come forward safe in the knowledge that her mental health and well-being are of paramount importance and she should not feel ashamed of accessing the help she needs.
Claire Murdoch, NHS England’s national mental health director April 2021
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
100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleagues