The first annual UK Maternal Mental Health Conference took place on 13th September 2017
Over 250 practitioners, service users and academics gathered to discuss how a whole-family approach can break the intergenerational cycle of mental health problems.
The conference highlighted ground-breaking academic research, showcased innovative practice, and told the stories of perinatal mental health service users across the UK.
Speakers included international experts, including:
- Susie Orbach, Psychotherapist and author
- Mark Hanson, Professor of Cardiovascular Science, University of Southampton
- Shiela Redfern, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical Services, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
- Louise Howard, Head of Women’s Mental Health, King’s College London & Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
- Claudia Buss, Professor of Medical Psychology, Charité University Medicine Berlin
- Carmine Pariante, Professor of Biological Psychiatry, King’s College London & Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Presentations and interviews from the day will be available shortly.
The first annual UK Maternal Mental Health Conference was funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund