The Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (GAMMH), a coalition of international organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year (the ‘perinatal period’), launched its website on 8 March, International Women’s Day:

Shining a spotlight on the scale and effects of maternal mental health problems worldwide – and how maternal mental health must be prioritised if the United Nations Development Goals are to be realised by 2030 – the new GAMMH website showcases key policy papers, resources and personal testimonies from women and families around the world.

The website is designed to be of interest to maternal mental health campaigners and policy makers alike, with growing resources and personal testimonies over the coming months.

With less than one week to submit your abstract for the  iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The Hidden challenges, we would not want you to miss out on this opportunity to showcase your work in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH)!

Abstracts are welcome in areas of new research and local innovations in the fields of perinatal and/or infant mental health.

Abstract submission deadline Tue 13 March 2018!

This multi-agency conference is a brilliant opportunity to get the latest updates and evidence in perinatal and infant mental health.

As well as stimulating learning through debate and discussion via presentations from internationally-acclaimed speakers, the day will offer focused opportunities to learn from each other through sharing best and promising practice in PIMH.

Please see programme.

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Abstracts are welcome in areas of new research and local innovations in the fields of perinatal and/or infant mental health. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and provide an overview clearly demonstrating excellence, innovation and novel approaches to improve outcomes in perinatal and/or infant mental health.

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected].

Tue 13 March 2018 – Abstract submission deadline

14 – 26 March – iHV peer-review process on submissions

Tue 27 March 2018 – participants informed of acceptance of abstracts for a poster. Full guidance on the poster format will be provided if your abstract is successful.

Tue 24 April 2018 – Poster presentations at the iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The Hidden challenges in Manchester.

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before the final registration deadline for accepting your offer to present.

Early bird tickets (for iHV Champions, iHV members and non-members) are available until 29 March 2018, so don’t miss them!