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We will be holding a Peer Support special interest day on Thursday 5 March (10.30 - 15.30) at the Royal College of Pathologists (E1 8QT). The day will centre around the role of peer support workers in both inpatient and community perinatal settings, and other initiatives in involving women and families with lived experience of perinatal mental health.

To register for a place, please complete our booking form. For further information about this event, please contact the PQN project team at Perinatal-chat@rcpsych.ac.uk or call 0203 701 2667. Please be advised that spaces are limited and advance booking is essential.

RE: CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

In order to protect our members, staff and patients receiving treatment for mental illness from coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all peer review visits and events taking place up to the end of May. Therefore unfortunately, this event that has now been cancelled. A full refund of your registration fee will be made within 14 days. We are unable to offer compensation for travel and/or accommodation costs that have already been incurred, or any administration charges relating to cancellation of travel tickets or accommodation.

Accreditation training is taking place on Monday 30 March from 13:00 - 16:00. This training is essential for any clinicians working within a perinatal mental health service who wish to become accreditation reviewers for the Perinatal Quality Network. It is also designed to prepare services wishing to apply for accreditation for the process ahead.

This event is taking place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.

For further information about this event, please contact the PQN project team at Perinatal-chat@rcpsych.ac.uk or call 0203 701 2667. Please be advised that spaces are limited and advance booking is essential.

This year's PQN Annual Forum is taking place at the College on Monday 02 November 2019 from 10:00 - 16:00.

Further details, including how to apply to present, booking information, and the programme for the day, will be circulated nearer the event.

Hosted by Hayley Grainger, Nursery Nurse from the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The webinar be on navigating the COVID-19 risk and worries with mothers, and will aim to address some perinatal nursery nurse concerns regarding COVID-19 and highlight possible impacts of COVID-19 on the mother and infant. Joining the live webinar will provide a space to share your own related experiences of managing the COVID-19 crisis in your service, with the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session. Access the live event.

We will also be uploading a recording of the event to the dedicated CCQI Webinars page for anybody who may wish to watch the event later.

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