MMHA collaborates with iHV on PIMH conference #iHVPIMH19

Posted By: Amy Tubb

19th June 2019

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This year’s Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) conference, in collaboration with the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA), will focus on the importance of good relationships in perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH) care.

“We are delighted to collaborate with iHV on their second annual PIMH conference and look forward to welcoming delegates, hearing from those with experience of PIMH care and discussing opportunities to improve relationships and access to specialist services.” Clare Dolman, Vice Chair of the MMHA

Together, we will share, discuss and reflect on the latest PIMH evidence, research and lived experiences in the context of relationships being fundamental to good parental and infant mental health.

The conference programme is designed to be of value to practitioners working alongside families across the care pathway, those working specifically in mental health, commissioners, local authorities and parents.

 “In the spirit of relationships, we are delighted to be collaborating with the MMHA to deliver the annual iHV PIMH Conference; Relationships Matter! We have a fantastic programme and we look forward to welcoming delegates to think together about the importance of relationships at every level of PIMH care.” Melita Walker, Mental Health Lead, iHV

Dr Alain Gregoire, Chair of the MMHA, will be discussing the importance of relationships in relation to policy, campaigning, practice and experience of PIMH care. There will also be a panel discussion with experts by experience hosted by MMHA’s Champion Network Manager, Maria Bavetta, about how good relationships with care providers can make a real difference to the lives of women and families.

We are so grateful that iHV have given MMHA the opportunity to collaborate on their PIMH conference, demonstrating the value of relationships at every level.” Dr Alain Gregoire

The full programme will be released shortly.

Event details


Tuesday 10th September 2019, 09:30 - 17:00


Woburn House Conference Centre, 20-24 Tavistock Square, King's Cross, London WC1H 9HQ

Previous conferences

  1. Find out about the first Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference in 2017.
  2. Read about the second Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference took place in 2018, with the theme of 'diversity'.

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