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International Women’s Day 2016: Joining up care in maternal mental health

On 4 March 2016, the RCOG celebrated International Women’s Day with an event focusing on ‘Joining up care in maternal mental health’.

Expert speakers provided insights into the challenges involved in providing effective, joined-up maternal mental health care, while women with experience of mental health problems before, during and after pregnancy shared their stories. Delegates also took part in a number of workshops to develop practical checklists to help them improve their practice.

Presentations

You can watch videos of the presentations via the links below:

Workshops

Delegates attended one of four interactive workshops to identify ways to use the learning from the presentations to improve practice. Each group developed a checklist summarising the workshops, which you can download below:

The event as it happened

To follow the event as it happened, please visit our International Women’s Day 2016 Storify page.

You can also see all of the photographs from the event on our International Women’s Day 2016 Flickr page.

Find out more

For more information about International Women’s Day, please visit the UN website.

Our 2015 International Women’s Day event focused on ‘Working together to stop gender-based domestic violence’. You can view presentations from the day, and download a checklist containing hints and tips for healthcare professionals, from the IWD 2015 page.

Elsewhere on the site

International Women’s Day 2015
See presentations, checklists and highlights from our 2015 event, ‘Working together to stop gender-based domestic violence’.
About the RCOG
Find out more about the College and our work to improve health care for women in the UK and around the world.

David Richmond, RCOG President, at the 2016 International Women's Day event: Joining up care in maternal mental health

Audience members at the RCOG International Women's Day event 2016: 'Joining up care in maternal mental health'

Lesley Regan at the RCOG 2016 InternationalWomen's Day event: 'Joining up care in maternal mental health'

Maria Viner, of Mothers for Mothers, speaking at the RCOG International Women's Day event in 2016: 'Joining up care in maternal mental health'

Audience members at the RCOG International Women's Day event 2016: 'Joining up care in maternal mental health'

National Clinical Directors at the RCOG International Women's Day event: Matthew Jolly, Jacqui Cornish, Geraldine Strathdee

Dr Mike Lane leading a workshop at the RCOG 2016 International Women's Day event: 'Joining up care in maternal mental health'