Tea-Time Talks - The mental health of pregnant women and new mums: 'Love, Guilt and Separation
Speakers: Professor Julie Jomeen, Professor of Midwifery, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences,and Professor Colin Martin, Professor of Perinatal Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull.
This talk will explore the causes and related consequences of mental health in pregnancy, birth and new motherhood. It will consider how policy over the last decade has shaped clinical practice in a maternity care context. It will the present the trajectory of Professor Jomeen and Professor Martins work in this area over the last 20 years. This programme of work spans the accuracy and validity of maternal screening instruments to detect mental health difficulties; the development of new measures in this context as well as measures to identify gaps in practitioner knowledge, skills and perceptions of mental health and the implementation and evaluation of training packages for practitioners to improve assessment, identification and effective management. It will also reflect on the importance of the context in which care for mental health is delivered during the maternity experience and what this means for mothers.
About Professor Jomeen:
Professor Jomeen's work is at the forefront of leading both research and teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences as part of the University's commitment to improving the health of the region. Professor Jomeen has an active research portfolio in maternity care and has played a significant role in health service development.
A key mission of the faculty and the University is our contribution to the health and social care arena in its broadest sense, from scientific discovery to translational research which impacts the lives of patients, alongside the provision of skilled graduates to provide the highest quality healthcare workforce.
About Professor Martin:
Professor Colin R. Martin is Professor of Perinatal Mental Health. He has published or has in press well over 250 research papers and book chapters. He has an enduring interest in perinatal mental health and well-being and developed the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R), an outcome measure now recommended for global use by the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) in the Pregnancy and Childbirth Standard Set, and the derivative Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) which was used in the National Maternity Survey. He is a keen book author and editor having written and/or edited several books all of which reflect his diverse academic and clinical interests that examine in-depth, the interface between mental health and physical health. These outputs include the Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition (2011), Scientific Basis of Healthcare: AIDS and Pregnancy (2012), Perinatal Mental Health: A Clinical Guide (2012), Nanomedicine and the Nervous System (2012), and the major reference works Comprehensive Guide to Autism (2014), Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline (2015), Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2016), Metabolism and Pathophysiology of Bariatric Surgery: Nutrition, Procedures, Outcomes and Adverse Effects (2017) and Probiotics in Mental Health (2018).
Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required in order to guarantee a place and to enable us to ensure we have an adequately sized room booked for the session. For more information and to book online, please click here.