Highlighting the importance of Maternal Mental Health

Highlighting the importance of Maternal Mental Health

In 2018, for the first time, India will host the biennial conference of The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health in Bangalore. This will be a wonderful opportunity for people from countries in the Global South and the Global North to exchange new ideas, experience cultural diversity, expand global partnerships, meet new and old friends, and visit one of the most exciting cities in the region.

CEPPs is delighted to participate at this international forum to meet dedicated professionals and to  strengthen partnerships and collaboration.

The Indian National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences

Philosophy – A broad-based multidisciplinary approach is the core philosophy and pattern around which the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) was is built. Developing the highest standards of clinical care, setting the benchmarks for the country in post-graduate training, facilitating high-quality and translatable research, and providing leadership for national policies have been the hallmarks of this distinguished institute.

NIMHANS has been successful in implementing several technological innovations, on par with the advances elsewhere in the world. The Institute continues to be the largest training centre for mental health and neuroscience professionals in the country. It is actively committed to imparting advanced technical knowledge to medical, para-medical and nursing professionals to promote skills and evolve employable manpower to meet the needs of the nation.

Enhancing a sense of wellness
Spread across 135 verdant acres in the heart of the garden city, NIMHANS offers the latest medical advances in an environment that promotes mental health and enhances a sense of wellness. The state-of- the-art facilities bolstered by highly skilled professionals and technicians—who are dedicated to providing patients with compassionate and comprehensive care—make NIMHANS a centre of excellence and specialized expertise.

The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

Dedicated to supporting research and assistance surrounding prenatal & postpartum mental health for mothers, fathers and their babies.

The decision to form a society to serve the interests of mentally ill mothers, and their infants, worldwide (later named the Marcé Society) was taken in Manchester in June 1980, after an international conference convened by Ian Brockington; it owes much to the enthusiasm and advocacy of the late Dr James Hamilton of San Francisco. The purpose of that conference was to bring together different strands of research in puerperal mental disorders. It was recognised that there needed to be a forum to discuss puerperal mental illness in its broadest sense and a Society was formed.

The Society was named after Louis Victor Marcé, a French psychiatrist who wrote the first treatise entirely devoted to puerperal mental illness, published in 1858. Click here to learn more about our history.

The principal aim of the Society is to promote, facilitate and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services research.

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