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CPHVA One Day Conference - Postnatal Depression & Maternal Mental Health
This conference was well attended by over 250 delegates, 70 of whom were non members. There were a number of useful information stands that enabled practitioners to consider new ideas and various products. The presentations covered a wide range of issues that concerned health professionals. There was emphasis on culture, ethnicity, religion and the provision of services to asylum seekers with regard to postnatal depression and maternal mental health. The programme included a well presented, interactive group interview, with six Mums who shared their experiences.
There was much interest shown in the CPHVA publications on postnatal depression which are:
'How are you feeling' - published in Urdu, Bengali, Chinese and Somali
Are you a mum, expecting a baby and feeling low' - Posters in English, Urdu, Bengali, Chinese and Somali
Postnatal Depression and Maternal Health: A public health priority
London:CPHVA, 2001
which are available through the on-line Bookshop or from Scott McMillan - Tel. 01732 884 023
Helman, Cecil. Culture, Health and Illness. London: Arnold, 2001 is available from Tel. 01235 400 580
The CPHVA stand also had a wide variety of it other publications for sale and a number of free booklets; practitioners found these resources extremely valuable to be able to access on the day.