Perinatal Mental Health Study Day

The Trust hosts a biennial Postnatal Depression Study Day in Newquay. The day, which is free to attend, is aimed at those health and social work professionals who may come into contact with women suffering from perinatal mental health problems including postnatal depression. Those attending include GPs, Health Visitors, midwives, psychiatrists, mental health nurses.

The days involves talks from eminent professionals in the field of perinatal mental health from all over the country as well as more informal talks from former sufferers describing their own personal experience.

Past speakers include Dr Jo Black, Consultant Psychiatrist, Exeter; Dr Adrian Flynn, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Cornwall Partnership Trust; Professor Vivette Glover, Professor of Perinatal Psychobiology, Imperial College; Dr Alain Gregoire, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Southampton and Clinical Director of Mental Health, South Central Strategic Health Authority; Dr Jane Morrell, Research Leader, Department of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield; Dr Susan Pawlby, Institute of Psychiatry; Dr Sue Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cardiff.

Support Groups

We have been working closely with Pentreath an award winning mental health charitable organisation to recruit, train and support volunteers who have been running a fabulously successful support group at the Children’s Centre in Falmouth. 

 This group has now come to an end.  From the Angela Harrison Charitable Trust we want to say a big thank you to the volunteers who committed valuable time and energy in setting up and maintaining these support groups to help and inspire the mums involved.

News & events


County Perinatal Services Expand following Funding Boost

After successfully obtaining additional funding from NHS England, the Perinatal Mental Health Service has expanded significantly and is now able to offer a more enhanced service across Cornwall. Mandy Raywood, Specialist Perinatal Team Leader said, “Our target group are women who have a significant mental illness or been identified as at risk of developing one […]

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Exciting Times for the Perinatal Team

The Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team have been successful in their application to NHS England for additional funding to expand the existing perinatal team. We have recently shortlisted 5 candidates for interview for 2 band 6 Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Nurse posts and will be interviewing just before Christmas. We will also be advertising for […]

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