Anwen Naylor-Evans (Health Visitor and Knowing Me Knowing You project lead) and Alison Morton (Head of Nursing) were delighted to represent Southern Health at the national CPHVA conference this week in Telford. Following successful submission of their paper on the Knowing Me Knowing You health visiting perinatal mental health group they were asked to present as part of the Perinatal mental health and wellbeing conference stream.
This group has been nationally recognised for using Experience Based Co-design to improve the care and experience for mothers with perinatal mental health difficulties, which are known to affect up to 20% of women during pregnancy and within the first year after the birth of their baby. The session received positive feedback and Anwen and Alison were inundated with requests to share the many examples of health visiting best practice that are being developed across the Trust.
Alison said, “I felt proud to represent Southern Health and all the innovative work that our health visitors are developing and leading. The conference highlighted our excellent work that is leading the health visiting service of the future”
Anwen Naylor-Evans said, “Attending the CPHVA conference highlighted to me how much more we are offering here at Southern Health in comparison to other areas. It gave me a huge sense of pride when health visitors from across the UK approached us to request we share some of the approaches we utilise here in Southern Health. Presenting at the conference was a great opportunity to share how passionate we are in Southern Health in developing evidence based systems in supporting mothers identified with perinatal mental ill health.”