Today I drove back to Sheffield for an event organised by the very efficient Stoneapple Productions http://www.stoneapple.co.uk/
I addressed midwives and health visitors from the Sheffield areas about my story, why perinatal mental health is important and hints and tips on how to help others.
Speaking about my family had mixed feelings today - yesterday was my 'baby' sister's birthday - she was 36!!! - and had my beloved Grandma been alive today she would have been 99!
The venue was good at the Sheffield Park Hotel.http://www.pedersengroup.co.uk/index.asp?HotelId=5&PageNameId=1
As promised ladies here are some of the other links I mentioned:-
Mind - Out of the Blue 2006
2008 DH: Child Health Promotion Programme
2008 Healthcare Commission: Towards Better Births
2007 NICE Clinical Guidelines: A & PMH
2007, 2004, 2001 CEMACH Reports
2007 NSF Implementation Maternity Matters
DfES Every Child Matters
2003 NICE: Antenatal Care
2000 Royal College of Psychiatrists Reports (CR28, 1982, CR88)
Areas of good practice
East Midlands – Margaret Oates
Glasgow - Dr Roch Cantwell
Tamworth PND Support Group
Mailing list and forum
If you need ideas on developing a good perinatal mental health service have a look at Northamptonshire PCT website at
I look forward to other successful evenings!