News, reports and resources

Perinatal webinar #2 - 16 July 2020

In this webinar, chaired by Dr Jo Black, Faculty Chair, Dr Hind Khalifeh, the Faculty’s Academic Secretary, gives an overview of perinatal research and Covid-19.

We then hear from the perinatal leads in the devolved nations: Dr Julie Anderson (Northern Ireland), Dr Sue Smith (Wales) and Dr Selena Gleadow-Ware (Scotland).

Watch perinatal webinar #2

Perinatal webinar #1 - 9 April 2020

In this webinar, Dr Livia Martucci, the Faculty’s Academic Secretary, talks about how community services in London are coping with COVID-19 and Harriet Clarke gives an update from the Perinatal Quality Network.

Watch perinatal webinar #1

Other COVID-19 resources

You can also view the main College resources on COVID-19.

COVID-19: Mental health before, during and after pregnancy - resources for patients


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Northern Ireland: development of new specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services

In January 2021 the Minister for Health Robin Swann approved funding for the development of a new specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services for the region.

Since then, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has been working with the five Health and Social Care Trusts to establish new multidisciplinary community perinatal mental health teams, that will include a new stepped care model to ensure regional consistency. 

Watch the short video update to hear about the progress made to develop a Perinatal Mental Health Service in each Trust area.

To view the video update in full click here: (February 2022)

NHS England and NHS Improvement resources

These resources from NHS England and NHS Improvement have been produced with women with experience of perinatal mental health conditions to increase knowledge about perinatal mental illness.

Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry Annual Conference, Autumn 2023 (date TBC)

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