Are you or someone you know, a parent who has experienced mental health problems while you were pregnant or after having your baby, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, or psychosis? Would you be willing to share your story with professionals who work with families during the perinatal period?

We are currently looking for lived experience speakers to join our training events; specifically parents from Black, Black Mixed, Asian or other minoritised ethnic groups; parents from the LGBTQI+ community; and teenage parents.

The iHV Mental Health Team is committed to improving the wellbeing of all babies, children, and their families. Training healthcare professionals across the UK, including midwives, health visitors and psychologists, and early years practitioners, is a fundamental part of this work. Our training programmes have won national and international awards, and we believe the main reason for their success is keeping the voice of the family at the heart. Parents are involved at every step, and our lived experience speakers are one of the most highly valued parts of our training.

A key focus of our work is tackling inequalities in mental health and developing inclusive practice – so that all families are provided with safe, personalised, high-quality care. We need your voice so that our training is truly representative of the diverse communities that we work alongside.

For more information and to find out how to be involved email [email protected].