A stimulating day of national expert speakers from the fields of perinatal and infant mental health will bring together Commissioners of Public Health, NHS, and Children’s Services, world renowned experts and clinical case studies from the frontline to look at how we can transform early intervention in for families, making the case for integrated perinatal and infant mental health services.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of lack of attachment on maternal mental health and the impact of maternal mental health on the infant.

  • Develop an understanding of what is working for Perinatal and infant mental health strategy.

  • Understand how to commission outcomes for  perinatal and infant mental health.

  • Gain an understanding of successful integrated infant and perinatal mental health programmes.

  • Explore the evidence based intrinsic links between mothers and father mental health and  the infant’s mental health.

With Keynote Speakers:

  • Tim Loughton MP, Chair of PIPUK and the 1001 Critical Days agenda

  • Dr Amanda Jones is Professional Lead & Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist of NELFT NHS Foundation Trust’s Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service.  

  • Dr Cheryll Adams, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting.

  • Robin Balbernie is clinical director of PIP UK.

  • Dr Raja Gangopadhyay is Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Lead Consultant Obstetrician at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Anna Day is Executive Director of Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership.

  • Dr Joanna Hawthorne, Psychologist and CEO of Brazelton Centre, UK: Past member: Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge.

  • Dr Deborah James, Associate Professor in Social Work, Education and Communities at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Matthew Jenkins is Clinical Director of NorPIP, and a Consultant Child Psychotherapist and trainer on the M7 and for Tavistock Institute.

  • Mark Williams, Founder of International Fathers Mental Health Day, Fathers Reaching Out and Dads Matter UK and Consultant to help other organisations build better Men's Mental Health groups.

  • Dr Andrew Mayers, is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University, Chair of Trustees at ActsFast child abuse charity, Best Beginnings Maternal Mental Health Advisory Board member, Barnardo's Bournemouth Children's Centres Advisory Board member and Patron of Dorset Mind & Bournemouth and District Samaritans. 

  • Helen Adams- Northamptonshire County Council Strategic Commissioner for Perinatal Mental health. 

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health: Intrinsic Links and Integrated Strategies Conference - November 15th 9am-5pm at the Pen Green Conference Centre, 108 Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1AG. 

Join 16 expert speakers to help shape the future of early intervention.

Online Booking (takes you to Eventbrite)

Featuring Workshops on the themes of:

  • Embedding parent infant observation in the healthcare system

  • Funding for setting up parent infant mental health pathways

  • Theory into practice: a look at successful interventions nationally

  • Commissioning outcomes frameworks that reflect perinatal and infant mental health


A stimulating Panel Debate with expert panel members on the theme of "Is an exclusive focus on perinatal mental health to care for the developing baby?" with a panel of expert speakers.

An expert line up of speakers talking about the clinical evidence behind developing perinatal and infant mental health strategies coherently, developing clinically evidenced models of approach and a look what is working on the ground around the country.

Government representatives and funders talking about the future of funding for perinatal and infant mental health services.

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