News and events

The PQN team regularly holds accreditation training which covers what an accreditation review is, how to prepare for it as a service being reviewed, and how to prepare for it as a reviewer.

Upcoming sessions

  • Wednesday 16 November, 9.30am-12.30pm. Please register via MS Forms. This event is taking place virtually; details about how to join the training will be sent out prior to the event.

For further information about these events, please contact the PQN project team at

Webinar #4 - Tuesday 15 September 2020

This webinar was jointly presented by perinatal mental health teams based in Staffordshire and West London. They talked about how they have been running online psychological interventions and discussed the logistics of their programme.

Webinar #3 - Thursday 23 July 2020

This webinar was hosted by Sarah Owens, a Community Perinatal Peer Support Worker from the Surrey and Borders Perinatal Mental Health Service. Sarah talked about how to cope with COVID-19 in a Perinatal Community Team.

Webinar #2 - Monday 22 June 2020

This webinar was presented by Mark Williams, an International Campaigner who is passionate about paternal mental health and why supporting all parents for their mental health will have far better outcomes for the family and the development of the child. He founded International Fathers' Mental Health Day and the #Howareyoudad campaign, for better services for new dads.

Webinar #1 - Thursday 28 May 2020

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

The webinar covered navigating the COVID-19 risk and worries with mothers, and addressed some perinatal nursery nurse concerns regarding COVID-19 and highlight possible impacts of COVID-19 on the mother and infant.

You can access recordings of all our webinars on the dedicated CCQI Webinars page.

We are looking forward to holding a virtual special interest day on the theme of Spotting the Sick Mother and Baby on Tuesday 21 June.

A draft programme will be released nearer the time. The programme will include sessions that discuss spotting the signs of physical illness in mothers and babies.

To register to attend the event, please complete our registration form.


  • Free for all staff from PQN member services
  • £55pp for non-members

For more information, please contact

Please join us on Monday 31 October 2022 for the PQN Annual Forum which this year will explore the conversations around Trauma Informed Care in Perinatal Mental Health Services.

Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

PQN members: £55pp

Non-members: £95pp

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