- The International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health

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The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

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

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, men/partners, infants and their families throughout pregnancy and the first two years after childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science through to health services and development of best practice care and prevention.

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.

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.

Immediate past president, Jane Fisher, talking about the Care for Child Development Program President elect, Louise Howard, explaining the risk factors for perinatal mental disorders