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Acacia Conference: BAME parents and perinatal mental health services

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Aston Villa FC

North Stand- Villa Village Car Park

Witton Lane

Birmingham

B6 6HE

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JOIN US AT OUR CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE THE ISSUES SURROUNDING BAME PARENTS AND PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Together, we will share, discuss and reflect on the experiences of BAME parents affected by perinatal mental health issues and the accessibility and suitability of current perinatal mental health services.

The conference programme is designed to be of value to practitioners working alongside families across the care pathway, those working specifically in mental health, commissioners, local authorities and parents.

Suitable for:

  • Perinatal mental health practitioners and other practitioners/staff working in mental health

  • Third Sector organisations with an interest in supporting BAME parents

  • Policy makers

  • Health visitors

  • Parents

  • Midwives

  • Commissioners

  • Local authority's children's services staff

  • GPs

Learning Objective for delegates:

  • To have gained a greater understanding of factors affecting BAME parents affected by perinatal mental health issues

  • Be able to consider their role in working with and supporting BAME mothers

  • Be observant to the needs of BAME parents with mental health issues

  • Understand current services, policy and service development plans for this community

HEAR from key speakers:

  • BAME parents with lived experience of perinatal mental health issues

  • Dr Giles Berrisford: Consultant Psychiatrist and National Clinical Director for Perinatal Mental Health and Dr Jelena Jankovich Clinical Lead West Midlands Perinatal Mental Health Network

  • Acacia's experience of support BAME parents for over 10 years

WATCH:

  • An excerpt from SAMPAD's recent BEDLAM Arts and mental health festival show 'No Bond So Strong' a ground-breaking piece of theatre exploring the theme of motherhood and mental illness from a South Asian mother's perspective.

DISCUSS:

  • 4 breakout workshops including: the value of peer support in supporting BAME mothers and the impact of silent trauma of BAME mothers

Tickets are free - Max 2 per organisation

Please note that unfortunately, we are unable to provide lunch as part of this Conference. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the morning.

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North Stand- Villa Village Car Park

Witton Lane

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