In building a Regional Perinatal Mental Health Network (one of the key agreements of last year’s event), we once again convened representatives from across our geographical patch and wide stakeholder base to build on the excellent work from the last year.
Delegates heard from a broad array of excellent speakers;
The feedback received was extremely positive;
In total 112 people registered for the event of which 50 (45%) gave us feedback. Respondents indicated that they found all aspects of the day relevant, informative and motivational, and they found the lived experience stories particularly thought provoking. Attendees also said they had found it useful to hear about the value and need for Mother and Baby Units as well as gaining a better understanding of the national issues and what statistical information is available. The opportunity to Network with colleagues who are working elsewhere ‘in the system’ was highlighted as a key benefit of the day.
The main themes of the feedback were:
When asked what aspects of perinatal mental health people felt they would be helpful like to cover, suggestions received were as follows:
Please find below a few things the speakers told us:
126 people attended our TV SCN Perinatal Mental Health event
71% (90) attendees evaluated the event;
This is just some of what you told us . We will be evaluating further but thank you so much for your feedback.
Perinatal Mental Health – essential care for mothers and their infants (PDF) – Dr Alain Gregoire, DRCOG, MRCPsych,Consultant/Hon. Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Psychiatry, Southampton, Member of NICE APMH Guideline Group and NHS Perinatal ERG, Chair, Maternal Mental Health Alliance
The Infant -Parent Perinatal Process in Oxfordshire (PDF) – Maria Wells and Judith Richardson,Clinical Coordinator/Community Mental Health Nurse|Infant-Parent Perinatal Service
Personalised Maternity Care and Perinatal Services (PDF) -Barbara Kuypers, Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer, NHS England (West Midlands)
Perinatal Mental Health Role of the Health Visitor (PDF) – Karen Glass & Sylvia Woolley, Health Visitor & Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
OXPIP – Oxford Parent Infant Project (PDF) – Adrian Sell, Executive Director, Oxford Parent Infant Project
Perinatal Mental Health – Family Links Antenatal Nurturing Programme (PDF)– Annette Mountford MBE BA RGN HV, Chief Executive, Family Links
Getting it right at the first contact (PDF) – Dawn Bennett, Perinatal Lead CPE, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Reading. The GP perspective (PDF) – Dr Judy Shakespeare, RCGP Clinical Champion in perinatal mental health
A Mindfulness Approach to Pregnancy and Childbirth (PDF) – Dr Sian Warriner, Consultant Midwife, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
From maternity to eternity making a difference – National Agenda (PDF) – Bryony Gibson, Thames Valley Perinatal Mental Health Project lead, Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, NHS England
From Health Visiting to Project Management, A Steep Learning Curve – Ruth House, BHT and Chiltern & Aylesbury CCG
Please also find the report launched at the RCGP on the 18 March 2015 entitled ‘Falling through the gaps: Perinatal mental health and general practice’ , which Dr Judy Shakespeare referred to at our event. This can be downloaded from the Perinatal Mental Health page on the RCGP website here.