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Information, training and education by professionals
Begin Before Birth
Dear Marcé members, We would like to share with you a new website, Begin Before Birth, which may be of interest to you from Marcé Society Treasurer Vivette Glover. It shows how the emotional state of the mother can affect the neurodevelopment of the fetus, and shows some of the underlying mechanisms. It also has 3 short films for you to view. Thank you.
UK Counselling Directory
The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics.
This is a new website funded through the NIMH, this educational resource provides healthcare professionals with materials to help screen, diagnose, treat, and refer women with postpartum depression (PPD). It includes interactive presentations/case studies, expert panel discussions, diagnostic tools, video vignettes of patients, and a comprehensive slide library. The patient section of the site contains materials for women with PPD and information for friends and family members in both English and Spanish. Links and contact information for a variety of resources are available for those in immediate need.
National Women's Health Information (US) a page on postpartum mental health
This website tries to answer several questions on "baby blues," postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis.
Our courses were developed from a research study at the University of Cambridge, UK that investigated the efficacy of different psychological treatments for postnatal depression.
The Mental Health Foundation
is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Marce Societies around the world
Australasian Marce Society
Marce Gesellschaft (German speaking section)
Societe Marce Francophone (SMF)
UK and Ireland Marce Society (UKIMS)
Non-for-profit self-help organisations
Action on Postpartum Psychosis -
Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is a network of women across the UK who have experienced postpartum psychosis and who want to increase and support research into the condition. APP is run by a team of academics and health professionals from Cardiff and Birmingham universities and, most importantly, women who have recovered from PP. APP aims to:
*provide up to date research information to women who have experienced PP and to their families.
*facilitate research into PP.
*increase awareness of PP among health professionals and the general public.
*advocate for improved services for women who experience PP.
Birth Trauma Association
The Birth Trauma Association supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience.
is a Victorian, not-for-profit, self-help organization that was formed in 1985 to provide confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by post and antenatal mood disorders, including partners and extended family members. PANDA also produces and distributes accurate information about post and antenatal mood disorders to health professionals and the wider community.
(Post-Natal Depression Support Association of South Africa) started by a group of health professionals and women who have recovered from Postnatal Depression. We are dedicated to supporting other women who may be going through the same experience and to making it easier for them to find help.
PSI is a non-profit organisation based in the United States. It was founded to increase awareness among the public and professional communities about the emotional difficulties that women experience during and after pregnancy.
is Trauma And Birth Stress, a Charitable Trust that serves as a support group of mothers. We have in common stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births that affected our lives negatively for months or years afterwards.
The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
OTIS, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is a non-profit organization made up of individual services (TIS) throughout North America. We are dedicated to providing accurate evidence-based, clinical information to patients and health care professionals about exposures during pregnancy and lactation. The website includes fact sheets about exposures to diseases and medications.
Professional societies and departements in perinatal and psychiatric domains
American Psychiatric association
American Psychoanalytic Association
European Psychiatric Association
Department of Psychiatry of Birmingham
Fédération française de psychiatrie (FFP)
International Association for Women's Health (IAWMH)
International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISPOG)
Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Perinatal Section
The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD)
ISAD exists to promote research into the affective disorders through all relevant scientific disciplines, including genetics, neuroscience and the social and behavioural sciences. Inter-disciplinary research approaches are particularly highly valued by the society.
The Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP)
SRP is an organization of established psychopathology researchers.
World Association on Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
WAIMH?s mission involves promoting education, research, and study of the effects of mental, emotional and social development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development.