This public event is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in mental health and wellbeing during and after pregnancy from leading experts in this field.

If you are a new or expectant parent, the insights shared will help you support your and your baby’s mental health.

For anyone interested in the topic, the talks will broaden and develop your understanding of mental health issues, e.g. Did you know..? —

  • Besides postnatal depression, many other types of mental illness can occur
  • Anxiety and depression are just as common in pregnancy as after
  • 1 in 5 women have some form of mental health problem
  • How to access appropriate professional support

Registration Fee: £15

If you have difficulty affording the fee or are from a low- to middle-income country, we ask you to pay just £5.

Skin-to-skin imageFor more information on the topics that will be discussed, please click the “Programme” tab.

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Mental Wellbeing During and After Pregnancy is an Online Event. All registered delegates will be sent an email in advance with the link to the live event. A recording will also be available post-event for delegates to view.

16th June 2022

13:50 – 14:00 Vivette Glover: Welcome

14:00 – 14:20 Trudi Seneviratne: Overview; the many different forms of mental health problems at this time

14:20 – 14:40 Alain Gregoire: Stressed babies and stressed adults; cycles that can be broken

14:40 – 15:00 Melita Walker: How to get the right help

15:00 – 15:10 Lived experience 1

15:10 – 15:30 Discussion and Questions

15:30 – 15:40 Break

15:40 – 16:00 Jane Iles: Fathers; how the father can be supported and supportive

16:00 – 16:20 Sue Pawlby: Babies; understanding your baby from birth

16:20 – 16:40 Katie Rose Sanfilippo: How music may support perinatal mental health

16:40 – 16:50 Lived experience 2

16:50 – 17:10 Discussion and Questions

17:10 Close

Proceeds from all of our conferences support our research into problems with fertility, pregnancy and birth. Our scientists at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London continue to lead the world in this field of research. Many major findings at the site have contributed to the understanding of fertility and fetal development. This has improved in utero and newborn babies’ health.

Please see the Genesis Research Trust website for further information about the work we do and how you can support us.

Professor Vivette Glover will donate her proceeds to The International Marcé Society; an organisation dedicated to sustaining an international perinatal mental health community to promote research and high quality clinical care around the world.

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