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An exciting opportunity for a PhD studentship examining the: Parents in Mind peer support programme

25th August 2016

NCT/City co-funded studentship

Evaluating peer support to improve mental health during pregnancy and after birth

The National Childbirth Trust and City University London’s School of Health Sciences are offering an exciting opportunity for a PhD studentship examining the Parents in Mind peer support program. This studentship will provide excellent research training in a supportive setting, working in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research

Mental illness in pregnancy or after birth is experienced by up to 20% of women and causes suffering for women and their families. It also has potential long-term implications for child health and development and costs the UK £8.1 billion per annual cohort of women giving birth. The Department of Health have funded the NCT to provide a Parents in Mind program of peer support workers in 3 areas of the UK. The Parents in Mind program provides volunteer peer supporters for women during pregnancy and after birth with the aim of improving wellbeing and reducing perinatal mental illness.

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