28th September 2016
The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is attending and presenting at the International Marcé Society Biennial Scientific Meeting being held this week (26-28 September) in Melbourne, Australia, with the theme Frontiers in Perinatal Mental Health – looking to the future.
Dr Cheryll Adams CBE., Executive Director, iHV, said:
“The iHV is delighted to attend the International Marcé conference, where we can share best practice on our Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Champions training and also learn about what works well in other countries. By 2016, a total of 577 PMH champions have been trained across England and they, in turn, have rolled out the training to in excess of 10,000 health visitors and others.”
Dr Adams continued:
“Whilst our iHV training was designed for health visitors, many other professions have benefitted during the roll out including midwives, general practitioners and mental health workers. As a result, the iHV has now designed and delivered multi-professional champions training and a range of direct delivery training. As encouraging as the reach, has been the many effects of the training on service transformation at a local, regional and national level.”
Melita Walker, Professional Development Officer/ Perinatal Mental Health Lead at the Institute of Health Visiting, is presenting her poster on the iHV’s Health Visitor Perinatal Mental Health Training – changing practice and systems together.