Understanding and managing serious risk to mothers and their infants in the perinatal period

Professor Ian Jones, Dr Roch Cantwell, Dr Angelika Wieck

75 minutes


June 2022

Congress webinar


The perinatal period is a time where mothers and their infants may be at risk of significant harm. This session will address the role of parental mental disorder in relation to maternal mortality, infanticide, neonaticide and in serious abuse related harm of young children. The presenters will explore how mental health professionals can work to reduce risk in their clinical practice.

Chair: Professor Ian Jones, Congress Co-Chair and Director, National Centre for Mental Health, Cardiff University

What have we learned from women who have died from psychiatric causes in the perinatal period? - Dr Roch Cantwell, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Lead Clinician Perinatal Mental Health Scotland

Mental disorder and risk of serious abuse related harm in young children - Dr Angelika Wieck, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Greater Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester

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