Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry Annual Conference & Film Evening


Film Evening - Irene's Ghost



Location Royal College of Psychiatrists, London
Standard Rate£160
Reduced Rate£95
Student Associate Rate£95
Nurse Rate£75
Film Evening Rate£15
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Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry Annual Conference & Film Evening

Event Information

View our latest conference programme(pdf)

Keynote speakers: 

Listening Visits: Updates from the United States - Professor Lisa Segre, President, Marce Society

Suicidality in the perinatal period-  need for newer ways of assessment and prevention - Dr Prabha Chandra, Bangalore MBU

Foetal alcohol syndrome: prevalence, prevention and outcomes - Dr Raja Mukherjee, Surrey & Borders NHS Trust

What role for donor milk in the support of mother and baby? - Dr Natalie Shenker, Human Milk Foundation

Relationships, risks and repair: Early intervention with vulnerable babies and families - Robin Balbernie

Update from NHSE - Dr Giles Berrisford and Dr Jo Black

Update on MBU study - Laura Potts


Standard Rate*

Reduced/Student Associate Rate**

Nurse Rate***


Film Evening Rate

(Monday 11 Nov)



N.B.: This includes catering during scheduled programme breaks but do not include accommodation.

*The Standard Rate applies to RCPsych fellows/members/associates at the following grades Consultants/Locum Consultants, SAS/Associate Specialists, Specialty Doctors, Higher/Advanced/Core Trainees and Non RCPsych members of any grade.

**The Reduced/Student Associate Rate is available to (RCPsych members/associates only) Retired or Reduced subscription rate of 50% or less Pre-membership Psychiatric Trainees/Trainee Registration with the college and Medical Students, Foundation Year Doctors or Student Associates.

***The Nurse Rate applies to  Nurse, midwives, social workers - this rate is not available via the online registration, to book you will need to complete the paper registration form.

If you are a medical student or Foundation Year doctor and not registered as a student associate with the college, you can apply for free at the following link http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/discoverpsychiatry/studentassociates.aspx

You can book online for instant confirmation or complete  registration form and return with payment as listed on page 2

The Perinatal Faculty abstract submission process has now closed. The closing date was Tuesday 27 August 2019. Unfortunately, no further submissions can be considered at this point. 

All applicants have been informed whether they have been accepted or not on the 04 October 2019.

The relevant delegate fees will apply to poster presenters to attend the conference.

Please find the guidelines for accepted

Poster presentations

The event will take place at the  Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at detailed directions and a map to help plan your journey.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.

Join us for a film screening of 'Irene's Ghost', a feature length documentary about director Iain Cunningham's personal search to find out about the mother he never knew, Irene, who died when he was just three years old.

Decades after Irene's death and inspired by the birth of his own daughter, Cunningham sets out to discover who Irene was, leading him down a winding path of long-lost relatives and contradictory tales. Through the stories told by Irene’s old friends, Cunningham carefully pieces together fragments of the past to movingly rebuild a lost life.

The culmination of his search leads him to discover that Irene suffered from postpartum psychosis, a severe form of mental illness that occurs after having a baby. What began as a meditation on memory and identity, becomes a study of family, female friendship, and the importance of the connections we make and keep.

Evening Programme

  • 6:00pm - Arrival and welcome drink
  • 6:30pm - Film screening (81 minutes)
  • 8:00pm - Q & A with director Iain Cunningham
  • 8:45pm - close of evening 

Interested in exhibition opportunities? Email catherine.ayres@rcpsych.ac.uk or telephone 020 3701 2605.

Please read our terms and conditions before you book. 

For further information, please contact:

Email: Isabel.Brinsden@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Isabel Brinsden

Contact number: 020 3701 2661

Event Location

Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, London