Established in 1980

The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

an international, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to supporting research and assistance surrounding prenatal and postpartum mental health for mothers, fathers and their babies.

Our Mission

The overall mission of the International Marcé Society is to sustain an international perinatal mental health community to promote research and high quality clinical care around the world. The Society aims to promote, facilitate, and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women or perinatal individuals, their partners, family members and infants during the perinatal period. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services and development of best practice care and prevention.

Our People

The Society is multidisciplinary and encourages involvement from all disciplines including: psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, early childhood specialists. The Society also encourages the involvement of consumer advocacy and self-help groups.

Our Meeting

The Society holds an international meeting every two years, which is hosted by the President. These are lively meetings with a high quality scientific content that brings together researchers, clinicians and consumers from around the world. 

Messages from Leadership

Former President Louise Howard offers her vision for the International Marcé Society

Past president Jane Fisher discusses the Care for Child Development Program


Support research for prenatal and postpartum mental health research around the world