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Improving Perinatal Mental Health Crisis Services: Reducing Maternal Suicide

Friday 29 March 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Improving Perinatal Mental Health Crisis Services: Reducing Maternal Suicide

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“Around one in four women experience mental health problems in pregnancy and during the 24 months after giving birth. The consequences of not accessing high-quality perinatal mental health care are estimated to cost the NHS and social care £1.2 billion per year” NHS Long Term Plan, January 2019

“Perinatal mental health problems affect between 10 to 20% of women during pregnancy and the first year after having a baby” Public Health England

“Maternal suicide is the fifth most common cause of women’s deaths during pregnancy and its immediate aftermath, but is the leading cause of death over the first year after pregnancy. Although there is greater awareness of the importance of mental health during pregnancy and in the first year after birth, there is still a long way to go in recognising symptoms, supporting women with mental health problems and providing access to specialist perinatal mental health care.” MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK, 1st November 2018

“It was very evident that there needs to be a major emphasis on training for non-specialists in the management of pregnant and postpartum women - whether this be training for liaison, crisis and home treatment mental health teams on the specific features of perinatal mental illness, or medical and surgical teams on treatment of pregnant women with comorbidities” MBRRACE-UK - Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2018, 1st November 2018

This conference focuses on improving crisis services for women in the perinatal period, and reducing maternal suicide.

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 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

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