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Essentials: Perinatal Mental Health & Well-Being in Ethnically Diverse Communities

Monday 15th November 2021

Virtual Event via Zoom

12.15pm Registration, 12.30pm Start and 04.30pm, Close


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Women from ethnic minority groups are at greater risk of developing mental health problems. Poor Perinatal Mental Health impacts on maternal morbidity and mortality and can have devastating impact on child and family well being. It is therefore important to ensure services are designed to meet the unique cultural needs of parents and families from these diverse backgrounds and tackling health inequalities is at the forefront of every organisational policy, practice and attitudes to improve access and quality of care for women from these communities.

The purpose of this workshop is to raise the awareness of Perinatal Mental Health & Well-Being within Culturally Diverse Communities and to share our learning & best practice with our target audience. Led by Dr Madhu Kewalramani (Consultant Psychiatrist) and supported by Balvinder Dosanjh (Clinical Engagement, Access & Inclusion Co-ordinator), Sadif Najmi (Volunteer Peer Support Worker) & Errol Murray (Partners Peer Support Worker).

Coproduction and a panel of patient experts bringing the richness of their knowledge & experience alongside the clinician perspective will take on your questions during this fantastic workshop, welcoming discussions to further expand knowledge and development. 

After attending this course delegates will be able to....

  • Improve their knowledge and understanding of Perinatal Mental Health Illnesses.
  • Learn ways in how to support, engage & improve access for Diverse Communities.
  • Understand the importance of providing a Culturally Responsive Service to help reduce Health Inequalities.
  • Gain a better understanding of why supporting partners is crucial within the Perinatal Period & how this can be done.
  • Learn about what support is available and how this can be accessed.
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