The Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference 2018 was an inspirational event, filled with eye opening content and powerful personal stories from lived experience.
Delegates said the day offered fresh perspectives, new insights and lots of opportunities for expanding networks across the perinatal sector.
One delegate mentioned that she encountered ideas that she hadn’t considered before and took away lots of learning to help reach the ‘missing’ families in her area.
Lived experience was a key theme of the conference this year and our speakers’ personal stories created a real buzz in the hall and on social media.
“Powerful personal story from in breakout A. Moved us to tears #MMHAconf2018“
“Wow! 58% of live births in London are to women born outside the UK #MMHAconf2018“
“Humbling to hear from members of the learning disability parent network about being pregnant and having a baby when you have a learning disability.”
Self-confessed ‘Glam Geek and Proud Sikh’, and mental health campaigner DJ Neev Spencer was a firm favourite with the audience. She shared her own experience of PND before presenting the annual perinatal mental health awards .
Dr Laura Wood’s comments echoed many:
“Home from #MMHAConf2018 I’m inspired & encouraged. And I’m so thankful for our incredible community & for my place in it. You really have changed my life x”
Huge thanks to Katrina Jenkins for organising and co-presenting the awards with DJ Neev Spencer, and to Dr Alain Gregoire for keeping the day on track.
Missed any of the presentations? Check out full list here.