Keeping Motherhood Real Conference, Manly, Sydney 26 & 27 Feb 2015

"This conference promises to deliver what practitioners who work with expecting and new families need to know"

"A high percentage of our perinatal parents are unknowingly at risk for serious decline in mental health, with consequent adverse affects on many areas of their lives, especially their close relationships. We know that the risks for these maladies can be minimised through robust preparation over the antenatal stage, combined with appropriate professional care over the whole perinatal period. Practitioners working in this field need evidence based skills to take advantage of the priceless opportunities offered by this developmental stage for early intervention, prevention and health promotion for our community."

Professor Bryanne Barnett AM School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine MBChB, FRANZCP, MD

In an era where Hollywood dictates "What to Expect" and villages have broken down into suburbs, our current generation of parents are left disorientated and with increased vulnerability for perinatal mood disorders and family breakdown.

Paving the way in prevention and early parenthood education, You Pregnancy Matters is proud to present "Keeping Motherhood Real" Conference, an opportunity for perinatal professionals to hear ground-breaking research into the parenthood rite of passage which offers both a stable foundation and rays of hope for our next generation of parents - and the professionals who care for them.

This Conference promises to provide Health Care Professionals with renewed insights, information, tools and evidence based approaches to identify, treat and support those experiencing perinatal emotional health issues. It also separates what is real and what is not, based on never before released research from over 2,000 Australian mothers.

Informed by the needs of women and families struggling to get it right and keep it real you will be enlightened and informed by the latest research, best practice evidence and tools to support your knowledge and your practice.

We are presenting


The 5 presenters are:

Professor Scott Stuart (International President of Interpersonal Psychotherapy Assoc) University Iowa, USA

Dr Nicole Highet CEO, Centre of Perinatal Excellence, Telstra Business Woman of the Year

Ms Elly Taylor (Couples Communication Expert, Author of Becoming Us)

Mr Darren Mattock (Becoming Dad)

Ms Tracey Spicer (TV Presenter, Journalist and Social Commentator)


Full brochure can be viewed HERE including our breakout sessions and more.

View the itinarary plus book online here

or book directly online here.

Earn up to 16 CPD/CPE points if attending both days.

Posted at 12:16 pm 09 January 2015 in - Professional Training - Conferences

Sue Hawkins

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