Mental health in the perinatal period: Mothers, fathers and babies

Thursday 26 March 2015. Venue Royal Society of Medicine
Organised by The Forum on Maternity & the Newborn

CPD applied for.

Coinciding with the publication of the updated NICE Clinical Guideline 45 on maternal mental health, this meeting reflects upon current issues around mental health and wellbeing in pregnancy and the postalnatal period. A wide range of specialists will address the latest updates on national policies and key priorities. Discussions will address current screening, assessment methods and treatments, as well as showcasing leading examples of effective local practice and initiatives.

10.00am Registration, tea and coffee

10.30am Welcome and introduction

10.40am National level perspectives on the evidence and practice examples of mental health in the perinatal period
Ms Lily Makurah, National Programme Manager, Public Mental Health, Public Health England

11.20am Up-to-date and fit for purpose guidance for antenatal and postnatal health: The new NICE guideline
Dr Liz McDonald, Member, NICE Guideline Development Group on Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health. Chair, Perinatal Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists. Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Mental health and pregnancy: A midwife's perspective
Ms Catherine Baker, Midwifery Practice Leader, High-risk Caseload Team, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

1.30pm Anxiety in pregnant and postnatal women: The impact on the mother-baby bond and family relationships
Professor Susan Ayers, Professor of Maternal and Child Health, City University London

2.00pm Postnatal depression: Diagnoses and treatment options
Dr Lucinda Green, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, MAPPIM Team, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

2.20pm Prize presentation of The Wendy Savage Travel Bursary

2.30pm Tea and coffee break

3.00pm Perinatal mental health: Keeping the baby in mind
Dr Susan Pawlby, Developmental Clinical Psychologist, Section of Perinatal Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

3.30pm Transition to fatherhood: Challenges and resources
Speaker to be confirmed

4.00pm Making maternal mental health everyone's business
Ms Emily Slater, Campaign Manager, Maternal Mental Health, Everyone's Business

4.30 p.m. 20 minutes discussion

Coordinator for The Forum on Maternity & the Newborn: Amy Stratton
Contact: Email: maternity@rsm.ac.uk Tel: 020 7290 2987 Fax: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2989