News and events

The PQN team are holding an accreditation training session on Wednesday 7 July from 9.30am to 12.30pm. This training will cover what an accreditation is, how to prepare for it as a service being reviewed, and how to prepare for it as a reviewer.

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 this event, please contact the PQN project team at perinatal-chat@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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.

While we are not holding any in-person events at least until the end of 2021, we are very pleased to still be able to virtually hold our PQN Annual Forum this year on Monday 8 November 2021 (please save the date!).

This year’s annual forum theme is about learning from the pandemic and reflecting on how practice has changed over the past 18 months.

We are now accepting applications for presentations and workshops for the virtual event. We are keen to hear from a range of perspectives, so if you know of anyone who may be interested in presenting, please do get in touch. To apply, please fill out this brief application form by Friday 13 August 2021.

The sessions will be run on the online Zoom platform and will be roughly 30-40 minutes long, with some time for a Q&A/discussion session after.

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