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This is a stakeholder workshop for the ESMI (Effectiveness of Services for Mothers with Mental Illness) research programme and will include updates on the ESMI studies, including panel discussions with representation from NHS England; Professor Ian Jones; Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Royal College of Psychiatrists; and Rona McCandlish. Details of the programme for the day will be added shortly.

This workshop is free to attend for all stakeholders (including academics, consultants, study champions, staff members helping with recruitment, researchers).

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Effectiveness of Services for Mothers with Mental Illness (ESMI) is a programme of research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of perinatal mental health services. The programme consists of several linked studies which will allow us to make recommendations to policy makers, NHS commissioners and providers about the type of perinatal mental health services that are most helpful.

Our team comprises leading experts in perinatal mental health, health economics, statistics, midwifery, social sciences, service user and health services research. Kings College London members include: Professor Louise M. Howard (Chief Investigator), Professor in Women’s Mental Health; Professor Sarah Byford, Professor of Health Economics and Professor Diana Rose, Professor of Service User Led Research.

Other investigators include: Professor Sonia Johnson, UCL; Professor Debra Bick, KCL; Professor Kathryn Abel, University of Manchester; Professor Myra Hunter, KCL; Professor Jeannette Milgrom, University of Melbourne; Professor Ian Jones, Cardiff University; Professor Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire; Dr Angelika Wieck, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust; Dr Nicola Morant, UCL; Dr Susan Pawlby, KCL.


ESMI Stakeholder Event Programme

Great Hall, Strand, King’s College London | 23 September 2019

  • Draft Programme (July 2019)
  • Distribution: Restricted only for participants

MORNING SESSION (10:00-13:00) Wellbeing in Pregnancy Study

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 10:40


- Introduction (Professor Louise Howard)

10:40 – 11:30

- The wellbeing and pregnancy study (Dr. Kylee Trevillion)

- Immigration and antenatal mental health (Dr. Kylee Trevillion)

- The impact of fear of childbirth on antenatal mental health and birth outcomes (Professor Louise Howard)

- Antenatal anxiety disorders and the association with maternal bonding and mother-infant interactions (Professor Louise Howard)

11:30 – 11.45

- Cost effectiveness of case identification in maternity services (Professor Sarah Byford)

11.45 – 12.00

- Partner and family experiences of perinatal mental health care. (Dr. Billie Lever Taylor)

12.00 – 12:15

- Patient Advisory Group (Dr. Clare Dolman)

12:15 – 13:00

- Panel Discussion 1 (Professor Ian Jones, Dr. Trudi Seneviratne, Dr. Clare Dolman; NHS England + PHE England

13:00 – 14:00


AFTERNOON SESSION (14:00-17:00) The Effectiveness of Mother and Baby Units compared with Acute Wards and Crisis Resolution Teams (CRT)

14:00 – 16:00

- ESMI-MBU Study methodology (Professor Louise Howard)

- ESMI-MBU Quantitative Results (Dr.Kylee Trevillion, Laura Potts, Dr. Rebecca McDonald)

- Cost-effectiveness of ESMI MBU wards versus acute wards and CRTs (Dr. Margaret Heslin)

- Perinatal VOICE: a new measure of perinatal service users’ perceptions of acute care, using a participatory methodology (Professor Louise Howard)

- Qualitative analysis of feedback from Perinatal VOICE (Dr. Claire Powell)

- Experiences of acute care (Dr. Billie Lever Taylor)

16:00 16:30

- Panel Discussion 2 (Dr. Ian Jones, Dr. Trudi Seneviratne, Dr. Clare Dolman; NHS England + PHE England

16:30 16:45

- Summary of the day and launch of ESMI II (Professor Louise Howard)

EVENING (17:00-18:30)

17:00 – 18:30

- Reception (Room TBA)

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