I am very pleased to announce that I have a great opportunity to organise the following event at the House of Commons (#HopeNov20):
‘Addressing Mental Health Conditions during pregnancy and beyond’ on Monday 20th November 2017, 1pm – 6pm, House of Commons (UK Parliament).
I am very grateful to the following MPs who have kindly sponsored the venue:
Mr Richard Harrington MP (Watford)
Mr Tim Loughton MP (East Worthing and Shoreham)
Mr Norman Lamb MP (North Norfolk)
Background and aims
This event is dedicated to all the mothers and their families affected by the Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) illnesses and aims at raising awareness on Maternal Mental health in the wider community by engaging people from all walks of life in the society.
The previous year’s event (#HopeDec09) was highly successful and well received by the attendees. For those who could not join the event last year, there are some of the wonderful blogs written by: Carrie Ladd, Yvonne Newbold, Elaine Hanzak, Beverley Turner , Hannah Bissett and Laura Clark.
There would be a series of lectures aimed at all the members of our culturally diverse society.
The distinguished speakers would include:
- Mr Richard Harrington MP
- Mr Tim Loughton MP
- Mr Norman Lamb MP
- Kathryn Gutteridge (President, Royal College of Midwives)
- Victoria Macdonald (Channel 4 News Health & Social Care Correspondent)
- Dr Cheryl Adams CBE (Executive Director, Institute of Health Visiting)
- Tracy Donegan (Founder and President of GentleBirth)
- Sheetal Parmar (Editor, Specialist Programmes for BBC English Regions)
- George Hosking OBE (CEO, WAVE Trust)
- Lindsay Robinson (a great campaigner from Northern Ireland and Maternal Mental Health Ambassador)
- Mark Williams (Founder ‘Fathers Reaching Out’)
Every member of the society from any professional background is welcome to attend.
You don’t have to be working in the NHS or in the field of PMH for attending the event.
Booking and further information
To book a place and for further information/ press enquiry, please email email@example.com.
The event is free to attend but only limited places are available at the venue.
Please note that the attendees need to make their own arrangements for travel and refreshments as there is no funding available for catering or reimbursing the travel expenses.
Expression of Interests is invited for 5 volunteers to help run the event on the day. The volunteer should be willing to stay throughout the duration of the event (1pm-6pm). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am very grateful to all my wonderful friends in the social media for their continuous support, encouragement and valuable advice.
Mr Raja Gangopadhyay (Consultant Obstetrician, UK)