Perinatal mental health issues (July 2011)

Sharing best practice locally.

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The aims of the masterclass were to:

  • Understand perinatal mental health issues and treatment
  • Raise awareness of how to recognise problems and assess the risks
  • Discuss safeguarding issues and how best to address them
  • Understand what medications are safe in pregnancy and during breast feeding.

Speakers included Dr Ify Okocha, Oxleas Medical Director, Dr Nigel Perks, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, South London Healthcare NHS Trust and Carol Paton, Oxleas Chief Pharmacist.