Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference

The first Maternal Mental Health Alliance conference is to be held in London on Sept 13th 2017.

Transgenerational Mental Health: keeping parents and babies in mind in perinatal mental health work

At the 1st Annual UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference, join national and international perinatal mental health experts in discussing the latest cutting edge research and innovative practice around intergenerational mental health. The conference is taking place in London on September 13th, 2017.

The conference aims to highlight ground-breaking academic research, lived experience, and innovative practice relevant to perinatal mental health practice in the UK. The conference will cover topic areas such as:

  • the relationship between maternal mental health and parent-infant relationships
  • trauma-focused care and taking an intergenerational perspective
  • working holistically with families experiencing domestic abuse
  • assessing psychosocial risk and resilience in complex cases
  • using a mentalisation model with parents with mental health difficulties


We would like to invite expressions of interest for displaying posters of innovative research and/or practice related to the perinatal period at the conference.

If you are interested in displaying a poster at the conference, please register a space by contacting Jo on [email protected] with the following information:

  • title of your practice development or research project
  • the organisation(s) involved
  • confirmation that at least one member of your team has booked a place at the conference and will be able to promote it

We hope to be able to accommodate all posters at the conference to maximise opportunities for networking and learning – however we only have a limited number of spaces and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Guidelines for developing a poster

All posters should be A1 size and clearly indicate the following:

  • the organisation(s) involved
  • the authors
  • the project’s aims and objectives.

Some posters may want to follow the structure of a scientific abstract:

  • title
  • aims
  • method
  • findings
  • conclusions

However other posters may wish to follow another structure of their choosing that fits their specific project work.

Date: 13 September 2017
Time: 09:00-17:00
Location: Imperial College, South Kensington, London
Speakers: Speakers include international experts, such as:

Sheila Redfern, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Clinical Services, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Louise Howard, Professor of Women’s Mental Health, King’s College London & Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Claudia Buss, Professor of Medical Psychology, Charité University Medicine Berlin
Mark Hanson, Professor and Director of the Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton
Carmine Pariante, Professor of Biological Psychiatry, King’s College London & Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Costs: £0-£250
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