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“Perinatal mental health problems affect between 10 to 20% of women during pregnancy and the first year after having a baby” Public Health England“Maternal suicide is the fifth most common cause of women’s deaths during pregnancy and its immediate aftermath, but is the leading cause of death over the first year after pregnancy. Although there is greater awareness of the importance of mental health during pregnancy and in the first year after birth, there is still a long way to go in recognising symptoms, supporting women with mental health problems and providing access to specialist perinatal mental health care.” MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK, 1st November 2018“It was very evident that there needs to be a major emphasis on training for non-specialists in the management of pregnant and postpartum women – whether this be training for liaison, crisis and home treatment mental health teams on the specific features of perinatal mental illness, or medical and surgical teams on treatment of pregnant women with comorbidities” MBRRACE-UK – Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2018, 1st November 2018This conference focuses on improving crisis services for women in the perinatal period, and reducing maternal suicide.This conference will enable you to:Network with colleagues who are working to improve perinatal mental health crisis services and supportLearn from outstanding practice in delivering crisis supportReflect on the lived experience, national developments and learningImprove accessibility and responses to perinatal mental health crisisDevelop your skills in crisis prevention and interventionUnderstand how you can improve emergency assessment during mental health crisisIdentify key strategies for improving care and support for vulnerable womenEnsure fathers are supportedUnderstand high risk factors, warning signs and red flags including previous mental illness, learning from suicides after a pregnancy or postnatal loss, after birth trauma or after removal of their infant into careImplement best evidence in maternal suicide preventionSelf assess and reflect on your own practiceGain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence