About this Event
In the UK, one in seven babies are born requiring neonatal care. These families face greater risk of mental health and developmental difficulties, both for the infant, for parents and in the relationship between.
Many families who have used neonatal care report barriers to accessing mental health services in the community after discharge. The 2022 "Getting it Right First Time" report highlighted the need to raise awareness in community services of the psychological needs of families who have had a premature or sick baby.
The West Midlands Perinatal Network, as part of the West Midlands Children's Network, are delighted to invite you to this stakeholders' day for clinicians, leaders and commissioners working in the West Midlands in children and parents' mental health.
The aims of the day are:
- To raise awareness and educate staff in community service about the psychological needs of infants and families following a neonatal admission
- To encourage joined up thinking and working between services to bring together pathways of care for families of premature and sick infants.
There will be presentations from families with lived experience of neonatal care, neonatal professionals, and lots of opportunity to discuss helpful ways of meeting the needs of families in joined up community services.
Lunch will be provided, and the event will be held in the Lecture Theatre at Birmingham Women's Hospital.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Birmingham Women's Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham, United Kingdom