‘FEEDING THE MIND’ – CHESTER November 2018

What a lovely group I had the pleasure of talking with in Chester. They attended a study session on Perinatal mental health. As it was an evening occasion, most had come straight from work. We discussed all aspects of PHM and had the great company of Estelle and Janine. The evaluations were really good and […]

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JOURNAL OF HEALTH VISITING September and October 2018

I have the honour of writing a 3-monthly article for the Journal of Health Visiting. In September I was requested to write an article as the other author was unable to produce one and a deadline had to be met. I chose to write on Father’s mental Health and how this should, for health professionals, […]

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GOLD ONLINE LEARNING November 2018

Mark Williams and I spoke on Father’s Mental Health on a Learning online Education programme. We were asked to produce 50 slides, mostly with images, to a worldwide audience. It was broadcast last month and I received an email today saying: ‘Our GOLD Perinatal Online Conference is nearing its end! Thank-you so much for your […]

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BOOK REVIEW BIRTH OF A NEW BRAIN

This month I had the delight of reviewing Dyane Harwood’s new book Birth of a New Brain and posted my review on Amazon I recommend it as an essential read for all health professionals, particularly those concerned with perinatal mental health As a thank you, Dyane has mentioned me on Twitter and sent me a […]

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SWANSEA UNIVERSITY SCPN COURSE October 2018

This week I had the pleasure of teaching an Awareness of Perinatal Mental Health to Student Health Visitors. A morning was spent exploring their understanding of the conditions and expanding their knowledge base. With the emerging research and science from the Marcé Bangalore conference, it was great to be able to present findings which would […]

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PROFESSOR BRICE PITT September 2018

Last month was very busy as I had the pleasure of interviewing 3 of the Founding Fathers of the International Marcé Society. I was accompanied by Dr Lauren Carson, and we made 3 separate trips covering over 1,000 miles. We wanted to capture the history of the Marcé Society and learn about the contributions that […]

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PROFESSOR JOHN COX September 2018

Our final visit was to Prof John Cox, who remains active in perinatal psychiatry. Prof Cox has an enviable career covering over 60 years. His publications span the decades from 1975 to the present day and his list of achievements and wards range from fellowships to medals. It was my pleasure in 2014 to award […]

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PROFESSOR EUGENE PAYKEL – August 2018

PROFESSOR EUGENE PAYKEL Last month was very busy as I had the pleasure of interviewing 3 of the Founding Fathers of the International Marcé Society. I was accompanied by Dr Lauren Carson, and we made 3 separate trips covering over 1,000 miles. We wanted to capture the history of the Marcé Society and learn about […]

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PARENTS AS FIRST TEACHERS UK

Last month I was delighted to be invited to a talk in Birmingham with a lovely group of passionate people whose vision is that all children will learn, grow and develop to realise their potential.I spoke on perinatal mental health at the National Network Day which was held in collaboration with the Approachable Parenting Organisation. […]

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