About this event

An Online Event – Friday 17th September 2021 from 3.00pm

12.00 noon – 12.20pm Welcome:

Gwen Kirkwood, the new Lead for AiMH UK’s London Hub will introduce the event, planned in the context of the latest MBRRACE-UK* report: ‘Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care’. One of the key findings highlighted is that, ‘Maternal death rates were almost four times higher for women from Black ethnic backgrounds and almost two times higher for women from Asian ethnic backgrounds compared to white women’. (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – MBRRACE-UK report response, 14th January, 2021).

*MBRRACE-UK – Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK.

Gwen Kirkwood is a Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapist (PPIP) and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Gwen works as a PPIP in an NHS CAMHS clinic in London.

12.20pm – 1.00pm

Clotilde Rebecca Abe is the co-founder of Five X More – set up, after the 2019 MBRRACE-UK report was published, which stated that in the UK, Black women are five times more likely to die in pregnancy, or childbirth than white women.

Clo continues to campaign for better maternal mental health services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women.

Clo is also the founder of Prosperitys – a maternal well being social enterprise, supporting BAME women.

1.05pm – 1.45pm

‘I’ve always felt wrong’….Reflections on colourism in parent-infant psychotherapy.

Presented by Coretta Ogbuagu.

Coretta Ogbuagu is the Lead Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapist working in an NHS service in London.

1.45pm – 2.00pm – Break

2.00pm – 2.45pm

Networking event for AiMH UK London Members

2.45pm – 3.00pm – Rounding up the afternoon.

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