Domestic abuse & suicidality in the perinatal period: how common is it and how to prevent it?

27 September 2023 12:00pm – 1:00pmBST (+01:00)
Location TBC
PNMH Lunch and Learn Session

This event has been rescheduled from 10th May – if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch

Event Description

Domestic abuse and suicidality are common in young women, including during the perinatal period. However there has been only recent recognition that domestic abuse may also be linked to suicide and in particular maternal suicides. Health professionals therefore need to know how to identify and safely respond to domestic abuse both during the perinatal period and preconception.


Speaker Bio

Louise is Professor Emerita at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London. She was previously Professor in women's mental health and honorary consultant perinatal psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  Her research programmes focus on women’s mental health, and the impact of gendered violence on mental health, funded by NIHR, UKRI and charitable foundations. She has worked with policy makers to influence clinical practice including chairing the National Institute for Clinical Excellence Guideline Development Group on Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health (CG192; 2014) and being a member of the WHO 2013 guidance on violence against women. She has won a number of prizes for her research including the International Marce (perinatal mental health) Society’s Marce Medal, and was the first psychiatrist to win a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Professorship in 2013 followed by an NIHR Senior Investigator award in 2019. She is the immediate past President of the International Marce (perinatal mental health) Society. 

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