Conference 2018 Diversity – understanding and reaching the missing families

Join us for the Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference 2018 – the annual conference dedicated to providing stimulating debate and discussion on perinatal mental health.


Diversity – understanding and reaching the missing families


6th September 2018


Review the latest research on barriers to accessing perinatal mental health support

Learn about the latest interventions that meet the needs of marginalized communities

Share the stories of women from diverse backgrounds

Hear practitioners and experts discuss diversity and perinatal mental health problems

Topics discussed will include migrant mothers and mental health,  supporting the needs of young families in the armed forces, perinatal mental health and learning disability, the mental health needs of mothers who have had their children removed, social inequalities in maternal mental health and working with complex trauma. Tickets available here.

Submit a poster here.
Annual perinatal mental health awards – submit your nomination here

Check Twitter #MMHAconf2018 for updates.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Maggie Redshaw Senior Research Fellow, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University
  • Dr Dawn Edge, Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Manchester
  • Jenny Mcleish, Health Services Researcher, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
  • Nick Axford, Associate Professor in Health Services Research, PenCLAHRC
  • Sarah Tyndall, Clinical Quality Lead, Family Nurse Partnership National Unit 

What do we mean by diversity?

Diversity is one of the universal things we all have in common. Diversity of skills, experiences and voices enriches our families, communities, workplaces and society.

However some families face stigma and discrimination related to their age, disability, race, religion, class or sexual orientation and as such experience additional barriers in accessing perinatal mental health services.

We hope the 2018 conference will start a conversation about diversity and equality and provide an opportunity to focus on identifying and breaking down the barriers to mental health services for everyone.

The 2010 Equality Act’s nine protected characteristics provides a good starting point for looking at questions of diversity.


Book your ticket here.