Below is the invitation from the Child Health and Wellbeing Team (CHWBN) for our join Network Huddle on 15th February, see below for the relevant information about the event and how to register:

We would like to invite you to our Network Huddle: Social Prescribing and Perinatal Mental Health on Thursday 15th February 10am – 12pm via Microsoft Teams.

Join us to welcome colleagues from across the system and hear about this exciting work, with an extended opportunity to take part in the Q&A.

The VCSE Maternal Mental Health Services Project is led by Ways to Wellness, in partnership with the NHS, Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) organisations and Maternity Voices Partnerships. The project aims to lead to improved maternal mental health through integrating VCSE support into the pathway to reduce health inequalities supporting the best start in life agenda with benefits for women, partners, their babies and the whole family unit in the perinatal period.

Funding is provided by the North East and North Cumbria Mental Health ICS and Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Network team, as part of the NHS England Maternal Mental Health Fast Follower programme for the development of four social prescribing link worker prototypes to support women with mild to moderate mental health needs from pregnancy to babies second birthday. The prototypes are based in VCSE provider organisations in Sunderland, Middlesbrough, North Cumbria and Northumberland and have been in operation for 18 months, learning from the prototypes will be shared at this Network Huddle.

The session will be recorded and widely shared for those unable to attend live – please register for a place to ensure you are sent the link after the session.