April 12, 2016

Global Events

World Maternal Mental Health Day
Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Events

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Symposium “Sobre Salud Mental Perinatal” @Sociedad Marce Espanola, Spain
With the objective of collaborating in the dissemination of the campaign of the International Day of Maternal Mental Health (May 3, 2017), a symposium to discuss relevant aspects in the field of Perinatal Mental Health has been organized at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University of Zaragoza (Campus Teruel). The symposium is organized by Dr. Jorge Osma, professor of the Department of Psychology and Sociology of Unizar and vice-president of the Spanish Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health (MARES). For more information check the Marcé Española website.

Maternal Mental Health Awareness weeks

(Monday, May 1 – Sunday, May 7)

“Amplifying our voices for change” @MayCampaign, Los Angeles, USA
The National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health is encouraging organizations, communities and individuals to #connectthedots and become a partner to raise awareness for the number one complication of childbirth to connect families, communities and providers to ensure every mother and baby thrive. You can become an Awareness Partner here and re-tweet and re-post digital shareable messages from NCMMH’s twitter and facebook accounts starting May 1st and running till May 7th.

UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week  , United Kingdom
During the week, the focus will be on how and where mums can seek help and support for their mental health. Women and their family and friends need to know where they can find help and support for perinatal mental health problems.
To help with this, Perinatal Mental Health Partnership (PMHP) is planning to run themed days on their social media and other exciting events which you can access on their Facebook page or on the UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance website.

“HOPE – art and music showcase” @United Kingdom
The ‘Hope’ event for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, will provide FREE creative therapy workshops in Stockton. Find out more on their Facebook page.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Symposium “Mental Health Awareness for Healthy Mothers Healthy Generations” @Marmara University, Health Sciences Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
This symposium for Midwifery and Nursing Students and Academic Staff touches on several maternal mental health topics such as ‘The effects of maternal prenatal stress on mother and offspring development’ and ‘When a patient with mental illness get pregnant’. For more information check out the website of the Turkey Maternal Mental Health Awareness Alliance.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Round Table Día mundial de la salud mental materna” @Sociedad Marce Espanola, Spain
In order to spread the word about the campaign of International Day of Maternal Mental Health (May 3, 2017), the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Spanish Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health (MARES), has organized a Round Table on Perinatal Depression, entitled “When Maternity is not what I was told.” With the participation of Dr. Gracia Lasheras, president of MARES, Dr. Lluïsa Garcia-Esteve, coordinator of the Program of Psychiatry and Perinatal Psychology of the H. Clinic of Barcelona, and two testimonies: Kerry Kurtzman, testimony of postpartum depression, And Maria Fusté, testimony of a complicated pregnancy. Find more information on this round table on the Marcé Española website.

Symposium “Mental Health Awareness for Healthy Mothers Healthy Generations” @Marmara University, Health Sciences Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
The second day of the symposium addresses the importance of Maternal Mental Health and ‘The importance of Attachment and Breastfeeding on Maternal Infant Mental Health’. For more information check out the website of the Turkey Maternal Mental Health Awareness Alliance.

Lecture “Maternity and Madness”, Murcia, Spain
Find the invitation attached here and contact Alfonso Gil Sanchez via email for more information.

Talk “Maternal Mental Health” @Ashanti Cafe, Elora, Canada
Dr Vivian Polak from the Maternal Wellness Clinic in Ontario will hold a talk about how . For more information contact her on her on Twitter @Vivian_Polak

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Seminar “Are you OK mom?” @Çat Kapı Cafe Beylikdüzü, Istanbul, Turkey
In this seminar for mothers, mother candidates and the people helping mother specialists topics such as “What are the main mental problems seen in mothers? What can be done when the mother has a mental problem, who can help her?” are being discussed. You can follow the seminar with the hashtag #areyouOKmom. For more information check out the website of the Turkey Maternal Mental Health Awareness Alliance.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Seminar “So are you well mom?” @Tarik Akan Culture Venue, Istanbul, Turkey
In this seminar for mothers, mother candidates and the people helping mother specialists topics such as “What can be done to mothers whose feelings swing and who are confused?” are being discussed. You can follow the seminar with the hashtag #soareyouwellmom. For more information check out the website of the Turkey Maternal Mental Health Awareness Alliance.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Symposium “Motherhood and Maternal Mental Health” @Sakarya University Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey
This symposium brings together several specialists and academics to discuss all aspects of mental disorders and motherhood. For more information on the speakers and topics read the agenda here.

 

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