Perinatal Mental Health – Service Needs and Interventions
Dr Amanda Jones, Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist
Dr Janine Lynch, Consultant Psychiatrist
Friday, May 27th 2016
The mental and physical health of the mother and infant in the antenatal and postnatal period is recognized as critical to the wellbeing of both. The development of an effective perinatal response to infants and their families takes a multi-disciplinary approach and an acceptance that the mental health needs of parents and infants during this time cannot be met by a single agency. This conference aims to highlight the importance of a perinatal mental health service from conception by establishing a professional safety net around pregnant women suffering perinatal emotional breakdown or other serious mental illness, while also addressing the requisite of multidisciplinary perinatal care pathways for high risk mothers and their babies.
This event is relevant to all professionals working with women and families in the perinatal period; midwives, obstetricians, social workers, public health nurses, GP’s, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychologists.
9.00am REGISTRATION (TEA/COFFEE)
9.30am – OPENING ADDRESS –Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren
10.00. – 11.30am – Dr Amanda Jones
‘The challenges of providing an integrated perinatal care pathway for mothers and babies experiencing emotional disintegration’
11.30 – 11.50 COFFEE BREAK
11.50-13.00 – Dr Janine Lynch
‘Patients as Parents – the impact of serious mental illness on women who are mothers’.
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 -15.00 PANEL DISCUSSION chaired by Claire Reardon
Dr Lynch and Dr Jones will be joined for discussion by;
Dr Eugene Cassidy Liaison Psychiatrist CUH Dr Claire Crowe. Clinical Psychologist PSI Perinatal SIG
Nicola O Sullivan (PhD candidate) and Head of Research, Training and Development Bessborough Centre Cork.
Perinatal Mental Health- Service Needs and Interventions – May 27th 2016
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