Join professionals, academics and families at the 1st Annual UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference this September.

Join practitioners, service users and academics to explore how a whole-family approach can break the intergenerational cycle of mental health problems at the first annual Maternal Mental Health Alliance conference: Intergenerational Mental Health: working with mums and babies in perinatal mental health practice on 13 September 2017 at Imperial College, London.

Special rates available for students and not-for-profits, book your ticket here.

The conference will highlight ground-breaking academic research, showcase innovative practice, and tell the stories of perinatal mental health service users across the UK, including:

  • the relationship between maternal mental health and parent-infant relationships
  • trauma-focused care and taking an intergenerational perspective
  • using evidence-based psychological approaches in your practice – such as videofeedback and mentalisation
  • working holistically with families experiencing domestic abuse
  • assessing psychosocial risk and resilience in complex cases

Speakers include international experts:

  • Susie Orbach, author, journalist and psychotherapist
  • Mark Hanson, Director of the Institute of Developmental Sciences and British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Science at the 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

If you have practice or project to share, we’d love to hear from you. Submit a poster on your service, project or new idea here.

Is there something that inspires you? Nominate a project or service for one of the first ever perinatal mental health awards here. Deadline: 31 July 2017.