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Achieving the 5 Year Forward View in Perinatal Mental Health Services

Monday 3 July 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Achieving the 5 Year Forward View in  Perinatal Mental Health Services

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This conference will provide you with practical information and inspiration to take back to your organisation and utilise in implementing and improving perinatal mental health care in line with the 5 Year Forward View.

At our 2016 event on this subject 100% of delegates would recommend that a colleague attend this event, and 100% of delegates rated the day good or excellent stating that “It offered opportunities to have a number of speakers provide practical information to professionals” and “it was very worthwhile & great networking”

By attending this one day conference, you will hear talks from expert speakers at local and national level, your 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’. You will benefit from extended sessions focusing on learning from personal journeys of postnatal mental distress, Identifying women who are experiencing distress: what works? Improving the quality of mental healthcare for new mothers, supporting men whose wives or partners are experiencing PND, learning from the Quality Network for Perinatal Mental Health and delivering a recovery and family focused post natal depression service.

The government is prioritising perinatal mental health with the development of the Perinatal Specialist Community Services Development Fund, and highlighting it within the 5YFW:

“The Perinatal Specialist Community Services Development Fund was launched in August 2016, making available £40 million over three years in its first wave for the growth of evidence-based specialist community teams. The Fund was heavily over-subscribed, with the successful 20 areas chosen representing a range of organisations including 90 CCGs and six STP ‘footprints’ across all English regions. All sites are beginning to expand and improve their services in this year. In total, it is expected that at least 750 more women will access specialist care in 2016/17 through these 20 sites alone– ahead of the estimated national trajectory set out in the implementation plan for the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health – rising to 9,000 by 2018/19. A second wave of funding under this scheme will be launched later in 2017.” Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: One Year On February 2017

“The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health is clear in its objective that specialist perinatal mental health services should be available for all women and their families who need them. Over the course of this programme to 2020/21, this requires a significant increase in access in most areas of England – since only 15% of localities are thought to have services which fully meet NICE guidelines.” Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: One Year On February 2017

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