Maximising Digital Opportunities in Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing

Did you know that 20% of women experience mental health problems during the perinatal period? Partners can also experience mental health problems during this time. Utilising digital solutions can support women, partners and families when experiencing perinatal mental health challenges.

Project overview

The Health Innovation Network held Maximising Digital Opportunities in Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing webinar on Friday 14th May 2021. The webinar hosted 170 stakeholders nationally, including colleagues from mental health and acute trusts, commissioning organisations, local authority, voluntary sector and the perinatal population.

Six evidence-based digital companies, who work in the perinatal area, presented their solution; highlighting how digital can support women, partners and families during the perinatal period. Each digital company presented alongside an NHS organisation who had implemented their solution, showcasing to the audience the positive impact it has had on the service itself and service users.

The digital companies who presented included:

Please click here to access the presentation deck.

Please click here to access the programme.

Please click here to access the webinar recording.

“ Parenthood is a new experience of fear and / or anxiety for some ”Dr Livia Martucci, Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

As an AHSN we are uniquely established to help innovators navigate the complex health and care system so that they can transform patient care, health outcomes and deliver economic growth. Following each presentation from the digital companies at the webinar, we asked our audience if they would like to be connected to the company. We were able to facilitate 240 connections between the stakeholders and the digital companies.

We're here to help

We will continue to work with industry moving forward, offering practical advice, connections, and support. if you would like to find out more please email George Croft, Project Support Officer, Mental Health.

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In brief

  • Utilising digital solutions can support women, partners and families when experiencing perinatal mental health challenges.
  • The webinar hosted 170 stakeholders nationally.
  • Six evidence-based digital companies, who work in the perinatal area, presented their solutions.

By Rita Mogaiji

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