Posted on: 16 May 2023
CNWL’s Milton Keynes Perinatal Mental Health Team will be speaking at an event organised by the Wisdom Principle on Saturday 20 May
Titled Family Mental Wellbeing Conversations, the event will explore the generational differences between parents, children and carers in the BAME communities and the impact this can have on the way families access mental health services’.
Unfortunately, there is still limited awareness around mental health before and after birth and poorer outcomes for women of minority ethnic backgrounds.
Jenny Wilson, Principal Psychologist, has been invited invited to share tools and bust myths around mental health support for patients and their families.
“The Wisdom Principle asked me to return to talk after a good response from their previous event when I spoke about perinatal mental health, trauma and loss services in Milton Keynes,” Jenny said.
“Some faith leaders asked for more sessions on the important topic. I agreed to return and also bring some of my colleagues.
“I’ve put together mental health resources, including guides on how to access our local Talking Therapies Team and crisis support. There will be a self-soothing room with resources to help emotional regulation and reduce stress.
“The aim of the day is to promote mental health awareness in the family to BAME communities in Milton Keynes.”
Other keynote speakers on the day will include Dr Shah, Perinatal Psychiatrist, Pam Musonza, Psychological Practitioner and Caroline Kintu, Emotional Wellbeing Midwife.
The team’s pharmacist, Asmita, will also be available to answer questions on psychotropic medications.
If you are interested in attending the event, please click here. It takes place between 2pm and 4pm on 20 May at Milton Keynes Murugan Temple, Glazier Drive, Neath Hill, MK14 6HG.
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